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On March 1st, activists will hold rallies in London, Paris, Berlin, Rome, Johannesburg and other cities across the globe calling on the World Bank to 'Free Us from Fossil Fuels,' and they need your help.

Join the international day of action by speaking out against fossil fuel lending on Twitter, Facebook, and the World Bank's blog.


Why the World Bank? Despite its pro-poor, pro-climate rhetoric, the World Bank's fossil fuel lending has increased 400% since 2006. What's worse, according to Oil Change International's independent analysis, 0% of these projects were funded specifically to provide energy access to the poor.

In fact, International Energy Agency (IE) predicts that continued reliance on centralized coal power will do little to provide energy access for the poor. Instead, it will only lower the un-electrified population from 1.4 billion today to 1.2 billion in 2030.  

Be part of the global movement by posting a message on Twitter, Facebook, or the World Bank's blog.

And don't forget to check below for updates and pictures throughout the day!

 

Not on Facebook or Twitter? That's not a problem! Add your name to our World Bank petition:

  It's time for the World Bank to update its energy strategy to phase out fossil fuel lending.

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Join the day of action on Twitter!

Get the word out about the World Bank on Twitter! Tell the world about the need to get off fossil fuels by tweeting @WorldBank and using the hashtag #WBDayOfAction. Here are some ideas:
    Share this page on Twitter On March 1st we're telling @WorldBank to 'Free Us From #fossilfuels' #WBDayOfAction

    Share this page on Twitter One more person calling on @WorldBank to 'Free Us From #fossilfuels' #WBDayOfAction

Join the day of action on Facebook!

Send a message to the World Bank on Facebook! Visit the World Bank's Facebook Page and click the "like" button at the top of the page. You can now comment on posts made by the World Bank! Here are some ideas:
    Share this page on Facebook Today people are calling on the World Bank to free us from fossil fuels. Are you listening?

    Share this page on Facebook How long until the World Bank updates its energy strategy to live up to its pro-poor, pro-climate rhetoric?

Join the day of action on the World Bank blogs!

Make your voice heard on the World Bank's blog! Click on the "add a new comment" link at the bottom of every blog post to let the Bank know it's time to phase out fossil fuel lending. Here are some ideas:
    Make your voice heard on the World Bank's blog! The World Bank claims to be pro-climate, but fossil fuel lending has increased 400% since 2006. When will the World Bank update its energy strategy to match its rhetoric?

    Make your voice heard on the World Bank's blog! The World Bank claims to help developing countries, but the fossil fuel projects it supports do little to increase access to electricity. But they do poison local residents.

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