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April Divest Digest: Spring heats up, big time

As spring warms up, people around the world have been turning up the heat on divestment. Direct action on campuses reached a boiling point in April, with divestment sit-ins, protests, and rallies sweeping across colleges and universities in the UK, Australia and the United States. We’ve also gained ground with some big names — everyone from the World Bank, HSBC,... (More...)
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A politician’s perspective: Cities take action thanks to Fossil Free

Guest blog by Herman Anderson, local authority politician in the city of Lidköping, Sweden Not seeing clear results in your Fossil Free campaign can be frustrating. Sometimes it feels like neither universities nor municipalities are ever going to change their ways. Whenever that feeling overwhelms you, it’s time to have a look at the victories of... (More...)
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Rising up, in Baltimore and beyond

If we want climate justice — not just adaptation to or even mitigation of climate change — then it’s important to understand the structural drivers of the crisis. I’m thinking about those drivers today, and I’m thinking about Baltimore. The story of Baltimore doesn’t start with the wrongful death of Freddie Gray. It didn’t start... (More...)
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Church of England divests from dirtiest fossil fuels

Amazing news! The Church of England announced yesterday that it will divest its holdings of £12m in thermal coal and tar sands. This is a good step in the right direction and a huge win for the divestment campaign. A special shout-out to our faith campaigners in the UK! 350.org co-founder Bill McKibben commented: “This... (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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The Swedish National Audit criticises Sweden over sale of lignite mines

  Last week the Swedish National Audit delivered a severe blow to the Swedish government and the state-owned energy company Vattenfall. After having reviewed the company, the National Audit wasn’t lean on their critique concerning the company’s environmental work. Because of its German lignite mines, Vattenfall is one of the companies with the highest emissions... (More...)
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Turning Up the Heat on Energy East

  On Tuesday, organizers from Quebec came together with dozens of activists across Canada to talk about how TransCanada’s plans to build an oil port in Cacouna were defeated earlier this month. If you missed the conversation, you can watch the recording of the webinar below. After over a year of growing public opposition to... (More...)
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SOAS, University of London vote to divest

Students and staff celebrate the news outside the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, UK SOAS, University of London, has announced that it will divest from fossil fuels within the next three years, in order to show leadership in the fight against climate change. SOAS is the first university in London to divest... (More...)
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How the divestment campaign inspires Vietnamese youth to join 350 movement

Written by Nhu Ho On March 21 2015, 350 Vietnam in collaboration with the University of Natural Resources and Environment (UNRE) in Ho Chi Minh City organized an event at the university. The event was intended to introduce the grassroots climate change movement 350 Vietnam and its ongoing projects and campaigns, particularly the new Divestment... (More...)
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