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BP will never go ‘Beyond Petroleum’ admits Porritt

Jonathon Porritt, one of the UK’s most respected environmental leaders, has publicly announced the end of  decade long corporate partnerships between his Forum for the Future institute and both Shell and BP.    He believes it is impossible for today’s oil and gas majors to adapt in “a timely and intelligent way to the imperative of... (More...)
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Pope Francis Urged to Divest from Fossil Fuels During Visit to the Philippines

As Pope Francis starts his visit to the Philippines this week, environmentalists and Filipino organizations are upping their calls for the Pope to divest the Vatican from fossil fuels. You can join their call to action by clicking here. “We look to Pope Francis to break the political impasse preventing real action on climate change.... (More...)
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People of the Philippines urge Pope Francis to light path towards Fossil Free future

It’s true that none of prophets used Facebook but that doesn’t mean that people of faith shouldn’t. When it comes to international development and relief-related spending, faith-based aid groups are among the largest and most far reaching. Some Christian development and missionary groups are reaching people like no other groups can, due to historical networks,... (More...)
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2015 – the fossil fuel endgame begins

This article was originally published on The Ecologist. 2014 was the hottest year on record. It was also the year, the industry that’s driving the warming came under unprecedented fire. As temperatures rise, so does the climate movement! At the climate talks in Lima in December, politicians were for the first time talking about a... (More...)
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Tuesday: Reject Keystone XL Now!

Friends, President Obama is on the brink of making his final decision on the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline — last Friday, the Nebraska Supreme Court validated the pipeline’s risky route through the state, moving the pipeline onto his desk. That makes the coming weeks a critical period to demonstrate to the President that we... (More...)
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The Nebraska Supreme Court Decision on Keystone XL

Friends, Earlier today, the Nebraska Supreme Court avoided ruling on the current Keystone XL route in Nebraska, allowing the pipeline route to stand in the state. Landowners had been counting on the courts to protect them from TransCanada’s bullying attempts to run tar sands through their homes. As happens all too often with Big Oil,... (More...)
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One more nail in the coffin for European coal

As if the signs of nature itself weren’t enough, this week the global community received another strong steer from Nature (with a capital N – the prestigious scientific journal) that keeping most coal in the ground is the only way to contain climate change. The numbers are particularly dire for Europe, where 21% of oil... (More...)
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