Today in Oslo – 44,000 petition signatures were delivered urging Norwegian politicians to divest their Global Pension Fund from fossil fuels, starting with companies mining and burning coal. Coal investments make up only 1.2% of the fund’s US$867bn investment portfolio, yet this is enough to make the fund one of the ten largest coal investors in the world.

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This is about more than Norway though. This is about all the communities impacted by coal. The fund’s investments are not just numbers on a spreadsheet. Today during the petition delivery, messages from people around the world were projected onto screens.

Hopefully Norway will listen and choose a renewable future — for everyone.

UPDATE: Just hours after a coalition of groups delivered the signatures and a worldwide Twitterstorm to #DivestNorway, the Norwegian parliament issued a unanimous recommendation to divest its country’s sovereign wealth fund from the coal industry. >>

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