Ben & Jerry's & 350.org launch campaign to freeze fossil fuel investments in Australia

Author: Hannah Fernandez, Eco-Business, Published on: 15 May 2018

American ice cream maker Ben & Jerry’s has partnered with climate activism group 350.org Australia to launch a campaign to freeze fossil fuels investments, by encouraging Australians to lobby their local governing bodies to ensure that none of its assets are in coal, oil and gas. Online campaign “Freeze Fossil Fuels”, launched last week, includes a website which urges Australians to petition local councils to divest from fossil fuels. 

... "Ben & Jerry's has a long history of championing climate justice and now we are urging local councils across Australia to join us on our mission,"... said Ben & Jerry's Australia spokesperson Bert Naber in a statement... 35 Australian Councils, including the cities of Sydney, Melbourne and Hobart, have already committed to shifting their money away from banks that fund fossil fuels... Globally, more organisations are divesting from fossil fuel related investments, including New York city’s plans to divest from fossil fuels and sue the fossil fuel industry for the costs of climate impacts on the metropolis, and San Francisco’s plan for divestment created early this year.  

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