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The Big Shift Global is a multi-stakeholder, global campaign coordinated by organisations from the Global North and South. Together, we aim to make the people’s views on energy finance known to Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs), their Executive Directors, as well as the Heads of State and Finance Ministers of the members countries. Leveraging public opinion is crucial to aligning decisions made by the MDBs with long-term climate safety and poverty goals – this inevitably involves a shift away from financing any form of fossil fuels to financing clean, sustainable, renewable energy for all.

The first phase of this campaign is focussing on the World Bank, and we are pleased that at their Annual Meetings in October 2017 the World Bank committed to tracking and reporting their portfolio carbon emissions from 2018. The campaign will engage the regional development banks in 2018 through 2020 urging them to go 100%RE by or before 2020.    

The following organisations are supporting this initiative: 11.11.11, 350.org, Abibiman Foundation, Africa Coalition for Sustainable Energy & Access (ACSEA), African Climate Reality Project, Asia Climate Change Consortium (ACCC), Bank Information Center (BIC), Both Ends, The Bretton Woods Project, CEDLA, Centro Humboldt, Climate Action Network (CAN), Christian Aid, Church World Service (CWS), E3G, Fossil Free South Africa, Global Catholic Climate Movement, Grupo de Financiamiento Climático para América Latina y el Caribe (GFLAC), GreenFaith, Inspiraction Spain, Inspiraction USA, Oil Change International, Overseas Development Institute (ODI) - research partner, the Natural Resources Defense Council, Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), Philippine Movement for Climate Justice (PMCJ), Reclaim Power, Season of Creation, Swedish Society for Nature Conservation, The Energy Mix, Vasudha Foundation  and Urgewald.