On and around October 13th, over 70 groups from six continents will stand together in a united fight against the gas, fracking and plastics/petrochemicals industry for the Global Gasdown-Frackdown Day of Action.
Actions are planned across North America, South America, Africa, Europe, Asia and Oceania.
From an action in solidarity with victims of a mud volcano caused by gas drilling in Indonesia to a rally in West Australia, street theatre in Amsterdam to a public demo in Nigeria, from a health impact webinar series to an anti-fracking carnival in the UK, the Global Gasdown-Frackdown connects the international fights against gas and fracking; including the fight against plastic pollution which is closely linked to fossil fuels and fracking. We are demanding real climate solutions – our communities and our climate cannot afford another generation of fossil fuels.
Communities across the world are suffering from aggressively imposed gas infrastructure. Local democracy is often overruled, land rights dismissed, water sources poisoned and the environment polluted. This is under the false pretence that gas is a climate solution, a ‘bridge fuel’. However, when the entire supply chain is taken into account, it is no cleaner a fuel than oil and coal.
On top of that the gas/petrochemical industry increases the use of fracked gas for the production of plastics, creating a devastating pollution cycle for our environment, our oceans and our climate. The huge amount of public funding, private investment and political support pumped into the gas industry pushes global warming and puts the world at risk of passing dangerous climate tipping points. It also contributes directly to the suffocating amount of plastic pollution around the world and restricts the rise of energy efficiency and renewables.
On and around October 13th, communities across the world are taking action, demanding a fossil-free future and real solutions.
Frida Kieninger, Food & Water Europe, [email protected], Tel.: +32 487 2499 05
Kjell Kühne, Gastivists, [email protected], Tel.: +52-1-9671053425
Website for Gastivists:https://gasdown-frackdown.org/
Website for Food & Water Europe: https://www.foodandwatereurope.org/