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Being Present in this Moment: Climate Justice and Collective Dignity

The recent upheavals and very intense expressions of violence and racism deserve a response commensurate with the seriousness and complexity of the moment.   Here at 350.org, we’re reflecting on how these atrocities in the United States are taking place against the backdrop of tragedies and killings around the world. We’ve watched in horror at... (More...)
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Making sense of the Australian election

It’s a confusing and confronting time for all of us striving for climate justice. Whilst we still don’t know the final makeup of the 45th Parliament, one thing is certain: people are disillusioned with conventional politics. Although some of the worst blockers in the last Parliament have been shown the door, thanks to the hard... (More...)
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Artivism in Nigeria to Fight Fossil Fuels

Ten climate activists from Niger Delta and the federal capital of Abuja attended that workshop organized by 350 Africa in the lead up to the Break Free Campaign which consisted in incredible, diverse and courageous actions on the six continents to challenge the oil industry to keep fossil fuels in the ground. The participants are... (More...)
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Struggling on Dangerous Ground

Written by Val De Guzman   According to a recent report published by Global Witness, the Philippines is not only the second most dangerous place for journalists, it is also the second deadliest country for environmental activists. According to the report they released last June 20, entitled On Dangerous Ground, documented that 185 killings of... (More...)
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Stranded assets risk assessment now mandatory for EU pensions

EU institutions have just reached a deal on a reform of the IORPs (Institutions for Occupational Retirement Provision) Directive that affects pension funds holding assets worth EUR 3.2 trillion on behalf of around 75 million citizens of the Union. The changes include a clear requirement for EU pensions to consider climate and risks related to... (More...)
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Sundarbans: A fight for survival.

Imagine a pristine forest where the the royal Bengal tiger hunts openly, where Irrawaddy dolphins and Ganges river dolphins swim freely, where green frogs hop around and Indian Skimmer chirps melodiously. Now add to your image the smoke from chimneys of a 1320 MW coal power plant, add the mercury from hundreds of thousands  tons... (More...)
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Exxon was on the cutting edge of climate science 40 years ago. Watch what happened next:

“When their senior scientists told their senior executives what was coming, Exxon started climate-proofing all their drilling rigs to withstand the rising sea level. But they did not tell the rest of us. Just the opposite.” We just received a second letter from members of Congress about our work to hold Exxon accountable, claiming that we... (More...)
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More rain, less freshwater: Why the government of Ghana needs to stop coal expansion

Heavy rainfalls in Accra, Ghana during the past week, induced 10 fatalities, injuries and destroyed properties. The survival of vulnerable communities remains high priority as the  country’s government urges citizens to move toward higher ground away from flooded areas so as to avert further fatalities. The months of May and June are known to be... (More...)
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Berlin votes to divest

Berlin’s parliament has just voted to divest from oil, coal and gas companies.  Today Berlin joins other European capitals like Stockholm, Paris, Copenhagen and Oslo in making a powerful, public rejection of the fossil fuel industry. The Berlin House of Representatives decided to blacklist investments in companies that are incompatible with the German capital’s goal of... (More...)
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