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Breaking the grip of gas in Europe: the fight is on

  As coal becomes increasingly unprofitable and unpopular, the fossil fuel lobby has been working hard to embed gas into European energy policy – bringing with it a proliferation of gas fields, fracking sites, networks of huge pipelines, pipeline terminals and ports. Communities across Europe are affected by these projects – their livelihoods, local landscapes... (More...)
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Oil spill taints the Louvre museum

Climate artivists stage first protest performance inside the Louvre denouncing the museum’s ties to oil and gas major Total. An oil spill trickled down the stairs from the Winged Victory of Samothrace – one of the most iconic statues in the Louvre museum in Paris – towards the galleries sponsored by oil and gas major Total. (More...)
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Reflections on how our movement can respond to the rise of the right.

The shock of Trump’s Muslim ban shone a light on the rise of the right across our continent here in Europe. From Marine Le Pen in France to Brexit Britain and far beyond, right wing parties are gaining ground, peddling lies and denying climate change, sowing hatred and reinforcing existing inequalities. Time for movements to... (More...)
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We know who is responsible for climate chaos, and how to stop them.

With political unrest around the world and climate impacts intensifying daily, now more than ever we need to stand up to protect our shared environment and be active in shaping a just society. We know the fossil fuel industry has been corrupting our politics and delaying urgent climate solutions for decades. But as resistance grows... (More...)
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The movement for climate justice and the “Muslim ban”

Donald Trump has been the president of the USA for less than 2 weeks. Yet, it already looks like a long-lasting global nightmare. His first decisions, addressing abortion, immigration, fossil fuel infrastructure, research on climate change, and the “Muslim ban” shape a deep backlash – a regression on fundamental civil, social, collective and individual rights,... (More...)
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The story of the first Spanish renewable energy cooperative

By Urszula Papajak In 2010 Gijsbert Huijink and a group of friends launched a campaign to find 350 people to join the first renewable energy cooperative in Spain. Six years later Som Energia reached 27,000 members, 37,000 customers and is now generating enough renewable energy to meet the annual needs of 3,200 families! Huijink explains how,... (More...)
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Global Divestment Mobilisation

This May, thousand of people around the world will be taking part in a Global Divestment Mobilisation, pushing institutions to show political leadership and divest from fossil fuels – it’s time to get involved where you are.

May 5 – 13. Mobilise. Divest. Everywhere.

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Divest Nobel

We love Nobel. We love how its awards celebrate the greatest achievements by, and for, humankind. That’s why the Nobel Foundation should divest itself from fossil fuels.

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#ParisProof Pensions

Email your pension fund and ask them to divest from fossil fuels, in line with Netherlands commitments under the Paris Agreement.

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Divest Parliament

Join the campaign to divest the UK’s  £500m Parliamentary Pension Fund of fossil fuels, and create a world-leading fund on responsible investment.

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Fossil Free Louvre

Together let’s kick fossil fuel sponsors like Total out of the Louvre and end its partnerships with companies that wreck the climate.

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Keep it in the Ground: Sweden

The Swedish government recently allowed state-owned company Vattenfall to sell their coal reserves in Germany — a decision  which means the release of at least 24x Sweden’s annual carbon emissions if that coal is burnt. In response, people are pledging to organise and escalate actions to keep fossil fuels in the ground.

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Ende Gelände

The Rhineland’s lignite mines and coal plants are Europe’s biggest source of CO2 emissions and home to the world’s largest coal diggers – the Bagger 288.

Ende Gelände will make a powerful call to keep Europe’s coal in the ground, in the face of increasingly dangerous climate change.

Here, and no further. Together we will draw a line in the coalfields.

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Fossil Free

The Fossil Free campaign is building a global movement to divest from fossil fuels. If it’s wrong to wreck the climate, it’s wrong to profit from that wreckage.

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