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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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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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