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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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This is what the largest civil disobedience in the history of the environmental movement looks like in Europe

These days, we’re witnessing the largest civil disobedience in the history of the environmental movement. People around the world are joining together in an unprecedented wave of escalated mass actions targeting the world’s most dangerous coal, oil and gas projects, under the banner of Break Free from fossil fuels. The UK kicked off Break Free last... (More...)
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Pau: Dawn to a Renewed French Climate Justice Movement

In Paris, as the climate talks ended, we committed to prevent the fossil fuel industry from crossing the red lines for a just and livable planet. In Pau, the French climate movement honored that promise and successfully blocked Total’s deepwater oil drilling summit. Tuesday, 4 April – the Dracula strategy The sun has just risen over... (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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