Fossil Free Future: Denver, CO
Start: Friday, October 29, 2021• 9:00 AM
THE COLORADO YOUTH CLIMATE COALITION IS KICKING OFF MOBILIZATION AGAINST FOSSIL FUELS!!
On October 29th, 2021 the Colorado Youth Climate Coalition will be joining the global Climate Strike community in kicking off a mobilization to end fossil fuel expansion by 2022 by targeting JP Morgan Chase, the world’s largest funder of fossil fuels.
We will be meeting at 9AM outside Union Station and marching to the Chase Bank HQ. Once we get to Chase Bank we will host a rally with local youth.
Immediately end financial support for fossil fuel expansion: Publicly end all financial services for any corporation or project that is engaged in expanding the extraction, production, transportation, or combustion of fossil fuels¹.
Phase out and prohibit financial support for all fossil fuels: Publicly commit to a rapid phase-out of financial services for all fossil fuel corporations² on an explicit timeline aligned with limiting global warming to 1.5 °C. Adopt a permanent “No Fossil Fuel” policy that prohibits any future financial services for fossil fuel corporations.
Phase out and prohibit financial support for deforestation: Publicly commit to a rapid phase-out of financial services for any corporation that has not committed to zero deforestation, and do so on an explicit timeline aligned with limiting global warming to 1.5 °C. Adopt a permanent “No Deforestation” policy that prohibits any future financial services for any corporation that has not committed to zero deforestation.
Uphold Indigenous rights and sovereignty: Adopt a permanent policy that prohibits financial services for any project or entity that does not respect Indigenous treaty rights and does not obtain “Free, Prior, and Informed Consent” of the tribal communities concerned (as articulated in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples)³.
Take accountability for compliance: Create a permanent independent third party mechanism to audit and verify the implementation of these policies.