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Australia, it's time to take action.

Join us to freeze fossil fuels.

Global Warming. Climate Change. Climate Justice.
What Does it All Mean?

We live in a world where the effects of climate change are increasingly real; from melting ice caps to rampant forest fires, it can no longer be denied that man-made carbon pollution is affecting our fragile planet. The scientific evidence is settled; global warming is real and already impacting people around the world. The question now is, "What are we doing about it?"

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The Effects on Our Planet and Its People:

Every passing year, we see changing patterns of precipitation, including more intense rainfall events around the world, dramatic changes in the arctic, changes in agricultural growing seasons and rising sea levels and ocean acidification. Some of these changes in our climate will have dramatic ecological and social consequences. The cruel irony of climate change is that people in the developing world, who can least afford to adapt to climate change, will pay the steepest price for the 200 years of industrialisation and pollution from the developed world. It truly is an issue of climate justice.

 

Solutions:

It is more urgent than ever that we take steps to dramatically reduce global greenhouse gas emissions – and to do it in a way that equitably shares the burdens and risks of climate change among the nations of the world. Ultimately, we have to break the link between economic growth and development from natural resource extraction and depletion.

There is no quick fix to solve climate change, but we know what we need to do. We must:

Divest from fossil fuels

Increase renewable energy sources

Put a price on carbon pollution

Work with developing countries to invest in renewable energy

Freeze Fossil Fuels. 

In order to avoid disastrous impacts to our planet, we need to make sure that 80% of current fossil fuel reserves remain in the ground. But governments and institutions are still investing billions in expanding access to fossil fuels, moving us ever closer towards a future of climate change with catastrophic consequences. How can we possibly fight against such a huge amount of money and heavy investment?

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Simply put, we hit em’ where it hurts: their bank accounts. The fossil fuel divestment movement calls on institutions around the world, from churches and non-profits to schools and universities, to sell off their holdings from fossil-fuel businesses.


However, increasingly we cannot rely on federal or national governments to make the changes we need, in the timeframe we need them. So, we are taking our fight to the people and to local councils. In Australia, through our Freeze Fossil Fuels campaign we are partnering with 350 to continue our divestment push and helping our fans to call on their local councils to divest.


Take Action and Learn More, here.

Fossil Fuel Divestment

Carmichael Coal Mine Project

Plans are being finalized to build Australia’s largest coal mine in the middle of Queensland.

The proposed Mine, will produce around 60 million tonnes of coal a year for 60 years. And the mining and burning of that coal will generate an estimated 4.7 billion tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions.

With all this dirty energy, our planet won't stand a chance.

Take Action and Learn More, here.

Join the climate movement. Together we can make a difference!

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Join the Climate Movement!

With a landmark climate action agreement in place including commitments from 196 countries to fight climate change, now is the time to keep the pressure on and ensure swift action. This climate agreement wouldn’t have happened without millions of people around the world taking action. And we won’t be able to meet the ambitious goals of the Paris Agreement without millions and millions more people taking action in support of a rapid transition to clean energy. Paris was just the beginning, not the end. Let’s get to work towards a greener, cleaner future. Add your voice to the millions demanding action and sign the petition today!

 

Sign the Petition Now!

  

FAQs

  • What is Ben & Jerry’s position on climate change?

    It’s real. It’s happening now. For us, its not just about polar bears and ice sheets, it’s about people and it’s an issue of economic and social justice.

    We’ve always had a commitment to minimizing the negative impact our business has on the environment. We’ve made investments in energy efficiency and waste reduction at our manufacturing facilities, installed bio-digesters that turn waste to clean energy at our European manufacturing facility, and source only Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) paperboard for our packaging.

  • Why does Ben & Jerry’s care about climate change?

    As a food company, many of the our partners in our value chain, including our Fairtrade suppliers in the global south, are at real risk from a warming planet. And because climate change is a risk to people in our supply chain, it’s also a risk to our business.

  • What exactly do you mean by climate change?

    For us, the issue of climate change is not just an environmental issue. It’s a serious threat the poorest and most vulnerable people on the planet. This problem has largely been caused by wealthy, developed nations of the global north, while the least developed nations of the global south are most at risk, and have the least resources to adapt to a rapidly warming world. It’s a matter of human rights and social justice.

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