Amsterdam is the first city in the world that wants to ban advertising from the fossil fuel industry and ads for air travel from the city. This is stated in a motion by, among others, GroenLinks, which was passed on December 18th. It is the first political step towards a nationwide ban on fossil advertising. The municipality is taking this step after a letter from 51 local organizations coordinated by citizens’ initiative Reclame Fossielvrij (Fossil Free Advertising). In the motion GroenLinks and two other parties argues that “at least the excesses of advertising for fossil products, such as for flying holidays for dumping prices or directly for companies working in the fossil fuel industry, should be prohibited.” This is because “Amsterdam has clear ambitions to reduce the use of fossil fuels to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. ” The adopted motion asks the municipality to investigate how ads and marketing events of the fossil fuel industry and for air travel can be banned from the street scene. Ads on billboards and bus shelters, but also large-scale events of the fossil fuel industry are a thing of the past. The municipality will investigate what is […]

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