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Meeting the Dalai Lama

Last Sunday I had a religious experience — and I don’t mean going to my church in Brooklyn. The experience was sitting next to His Holiness the Dalai Lama on a panel discussion about climate change at Glastonbury Festival. The Dalai Lama had a delightful passion on the topic. It ranged from a love of... (More...)
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One Earth, One Human Family: climate march in Rome

Thousands marched in Rome today to celebrate the Pope’s recent call for urgent climate action   People of faith, civil society groups, and communities impacted by climate change marched together in Rome this Sunday to express gratitude to Pope Francis for the release of his encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si’, and call for bolder... (More...)
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Beyond Norway: The Faces Behind the Investments

Today in Oslo – 44,000 petition signatures were delivered urging Norwegian politicians to divest their Global Pension Fund from fossil fuels, starting with companies mining and burning coal. Coal investments make up only 1.2% of the fund’s US$867bn investment portfolio, yet this is enough to make the fund one of the ten largest coal investors... (More...)
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Will Merkel cave in to big polluters?

Despite huge public support for a coal phase-out, German media reported this week that Chancellor Merkel is trying to weaken proposed legislation to reduce emissions from the most polluting coal power plants, which economist and scientists warn is the bare minimum for Germany to meet its climate commitments. Over the past few weeks, the government... (More...)
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Why keep digging for coal we can’t use?

This Saturday, I joined over 6000 people coming together to create a human chain from the deserted village of Borschemich, passing through to Immerath – another almost deserted village – through to the Garzweiler coal mine.  We were united in our message to #endcoal and accelerate the just transition that should have begun yesterday. These... (More...)
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Germany has a serious coal credibility problem

Proposals by the German government to reduce emissions from coal power plants are under threat despite new analysis showing that German lignite coal plants make up 4 out of 5 largest emitters in Europe. The proposals to limit emissions from coal, which were leaked last month, are coming under intense pressure from local politicians and... (More...)
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Guardian launches fossil fuel divestment campaign

The Guardian, one of the world’s most respected and influential news organisations, has joined the fight to keep fossil fuels underground by launching its own divestment campaign in partnership with 350.org. In just 24 hours, more than 75,000 people have joined the campaign on the Guardian’s website asking the world’s largest charitable foundations – the... (More...)
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EU: do as you say, not as you do

On the day after US President Obama, in a notoriously challenging domestic political context for climate action, vetoed a major fossil fuel infrastructure project, the EU has announced its ‘Energy Union’ vision and commitment kicking off the UN climate talks’ country pledges process. Prepare to be underwhelmed. The move is failing to deliver the emissions... (More...)
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Société Genérale: kick your coal habit

With  banks publicly stating they will reduce their investments in coal, it is now time for private banks such as Société Générale to make this pledge as well.

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Frack Free UK

Prime Minister David Cameron promised his would be the “greenest government ever”. Yet through supporting hydraulic fracturing – or fracking – he is recklessly pursuing new sources of fossil fuels. Join our call for a Frack Free UK.

 

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Fossil Free

The Fossil Free campaign is building a global movement to divest from fossil fuels. If it’s wrong to wreck the climate, it’s wrong to profit from that wreckage.

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