New York City’s ban on fossil fuel projects is the largest municipal ban of its kind, ever. New York City has been a strong trendsetter for climate policy for years. When New York City announced its intent to divest its massive pension from fossil fuels two years ago, it set off a wave of divestment declarations from around the US and the world, clocking in at over $14 trillion in commitments to date.
New York is a trailblazing city and it’s only a matter of time before more cities follow suit. That means now, more than ever, we need to apply massive pressure from the ground up to ensure New York City’s fossil fuel project ban becomes a global trend.
Wins like this are the results of years and years of hard work. Thanks to 350.org which is building a global climate movement. And it’s all thanks to unrelenting grassroots pressure, by our allies and the dedicated work of 350.org staff that we’ve come this far.