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What The Paris Agreement Does, and Doesn’t Do

Some people are relaxing after organizing a really powerful redlines action Some people are still trying to figure out what this climate agreement will really get us. Some people are gearing up to keep on fighting. Because that’s what we need. Here’s a rough (unofficial) overview of some different parts of the agreement: – Temperature... (More...)

Climate Leader? Don’t Auction Off Fossil Fuels

Yesterday, the Obama Administration canceled what had previously been a relatively obscure DC event: an auction selling off the drilling and mining rights to fossil fuels on government-owned lands. The Administration called off the auction after hundreds of people signed up to protest the scheduled Thursday event, and after the White House phones were clogged... (More...)
Fossil Fuels Keep It In The Ground North America

Pope Francis: Standing together for our common home

Pope Francis began his five day tour of three African countries – Kenya, Uganda and the Central African Republic –  on November 25th. This was a visit that not only African catholics and people of faith have been looking forward to, it was also an important event for civil society organisations and governments. At the... (More...)
Africa Divestment Paris 2015

Divestment Commitments Pass the $3.4 trillion Mark at COP21: 500+ Institutions Have Now Joined the Movement, Campaigners Urge Governments to Follow Suit

Paris — The fossil fuel divestment campaign broke a new record today at the COP21 Climate Summit in Paris: more than 500 institutions representing over $3.4 trillion in assets have made some form of divestment commitment, according to the international climate campaign 350.org “The logic of the divestment movement is quite simple: if it’s wrong... (More...)

In the space of just 10 weeks…

The divestment movement has been gathering pace and building momentum ahead of the climate summit in Paris, where we announced today that more than 500 institutions representing over $3.4 trillion in assets have made some form of divestment commitment. On 21st September, we were at 400 institutions representing $2.6 trillion under management. In the past... (More...)

Momentum for Divestment in Paris:

“Momentum for Divestment” will feature speakers from across the global divestment movement, representing faith groups, cities, universities, foundations, and more, who will speak to the growing momentum for change. In the last year alone, the movement has seen a 50-fold increase in assets under management (now over $2.6 trillion) that is committed to some form... (More...)
Divestment Europe Paris 2015

The 12 best Global Climate March signs

On the eve of the biggest UN climate conference this decade, hundreds of thousands of people took part in Global Climate Marches all over the world calling for ambitious climate action in line with what science and justice demand. The marches kicked-off with a 60,000 strong march in my home city of Melbourne, Australia and... (More...)
Actions/Demonstrations Paris 2015