Almost 200 organizations have joined the Fossil Free Politics in the EU manifesto published a few days ago to denounce that the fifth biggest gas and oil companies in the world –BP, Chevron, ExxonMobil, Shell and Total– have spent 251.3 million euros over nine years to fund their offices in Brussels, from where they try to negatively influence the policies of the EU institutions, delaying and weakening the EU action against the climate crisis.
Ecoserveis is one of the entities that signs this manifesto that points out the responsibility of these companies who all have caused the 7.4% of the total emissions of greenhouse gases between 1988 and 2015.
All the entities and organizations involved in Fossil Free Politics in the EU consider that the impact of the manifesto is positive and the proof is that more than 150 news outlets around the world covered the story, such as The Guardian, Agence France-Presse, Mediapart, SuedDeutsche, La Stampa, De Morgen, Público, Jornal Economico o Napsava.
Nevertheless, the project doesn’t stop. The sign-up statement is still open for signatures and the hashtag #FossilFreePolitics is still being used in social media. In short, the objective is to keep shedding light on the fossil fuel industry’s influence over politics and to ensure public policies that work for a green and sustainable energy transition.