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Jane Fonda and Greenpeace USA Kick off Fire Drill Fridays in 2022 With International Advocates Fighting for a Fossil Free Future

Fonda will host a livestream with Catherine Abreu and Romain Ioualalen on Friday, January 21st at 11AM PST/2PM EST


WHAT: Today, Jane Fonda will kick off the year LIVE with Catherine Abreu, Founder & Executive Director of Destination Zero, and Romain Ioualalen from Oil Change International to talk about the launch of the Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance during COP26. The Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance or "BOGA" is the first-ever diplomatic alliance dedicated to keeping oil and gas in the ground - and a huge step in the right direction. Jane and her guests will walk through exactly what the alliance entails, how it came to be, and how it will help countries around the globe end the era of fossil fuels.

Catherine Abreu is the Founder & Executive Director of Destination Zero, a new organization focused on building community for a fossil free future. An award-winning campaigner and coalition builder, Catherine has spent 15 years developing creative strategies that put people and community at the heart of climate action. She has been helping to build the Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance since the very beginning, imagining a renewed vision of what climate leadership looks like.

"Climate justice will remain a distant dream as long as countries ignore the basic scientific reality that there is no future for fossil fuels. But the ground is shifting: keeping fossil fuels in the ground is no longer just a civil society slogan, it's become a topic global leaders can no longer ignore," said Catherine.

Romain Ioualalen is the Global Policy Campaign Manager at Oil Change International, based in Paris. He works to push countries to ban new oil and gas projects and to plan a just and equitable phase out from global fossil fuel production. He has been very active in the creation of the Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance.

"Winning the fight for a livable planet requires us to tell the truth about the root cause of the climate crisis. For decades governments have been able to claim climate leadership while continuing to pump-out coal, oil and gas - but 2021 has changed that for good. It's time to face fossil fuel dependency head-on, and double down on the just and equitable transition we need to a fossil free future," said Romain.

WHEN: 11am PST/2pm EST, Friday, January 21st

WHERE: Facebook Event


Jane Fonda, Actor and Activist

Catherine Abreu, Founder & Executive Director, Destination Zero

Romain Ioualalen, Global Policy Campaign Manager, Oil Change International


In October 2019, Jane Fonda launched Fire Drill Fridays as a weekly rally in the nation's capitol to demand action from leaders to address the climate crisis. The movement grew quickly reaching millions of people through weekly rallies and marches through the capitol's streets, star-studded arrests at the Hart Senate Building, and live-streamed teach-ins from the Greenpeace USA headquarters. In January of 2020, Fire Drill Fridays expanded nationally with Fonda hosting actions across the state of California. Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the movement moved online and has garnered over 8.3 million views across platforms. Up until Fonda recently started filming again for her hit series 'Grace & Frankie', Fire Drill Fridays aired live episodes weekly. The event now takes place on a monthly basis via Twitter, Twitch, Facebook, and YouTube. Fire Drill Fridays aims to bring together activists, actors, youth, Indigenous leaders, climate experts, and concerned individuals to take action to pressure politicians to adopt a Green New Deal, end new fossil fuels, and enact a just transition to a renewable economy that protects workers and communities. Fire Drill Fridays is a collaboration between Jane Fonda and Greenpeace USA. To join the movement or learn more, visit

Greenpeace is a global, independent campaigning organization that uses peaceful protest and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future.

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