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April Divest Digest: Spring heats up, big time

As spring warms up, people around the world have been turning up the heat on divestment. Direct action on campuses reached a boiling point in April, with divestment sit-ins, protests, and rallies sweeping across colleges and universities in the UK, Australia and the United States. We’ve also gained ground with some big names — everyone from the World Bank, HSBC,... (More...)
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A politician’s perspective: Cities take action thanks to Fossil Free

Guest blog by Herman Anderson, local authority politician in the city of Lidköping, Sweden Not seeing clear results in your Fossil Free campaign can be frustrating. Sometimes it feels like neither universities nor municipalities are ever going to change their ways. Whenever that feeling overwhelms you, it’s time to have a look at the victories of... (More...)
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Church of England divests from dirtiest fossil fuels

Amazing news! The Church of England announced yesterday that it will divest its holdings of £12m in thermal coal and tar sands. This is a good step in the right direction and a huge win for the divestment campaign. A special shout-out to our faith campaigners in the UK! 350.org co-founder Bill McKibben commented: “This... (More...)
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The Swedish National Audit criticises Sweden over sale of lignite mines

  Last week the Swedish National Audit delivered a severe blow to the Swedish government and the state-owned energy company Vattenfall. After having reviewed the company, the National Audit wasn’t lean on their critique concerning the company’s environmental work. Because of its German lignite mines, Vattenfall is one of the companies with the highest emissions... (More...)
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SOAS, University of London vote to divest

Students and staff celebrate the news outside the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, UK SOAS, University of London, has announced that it will divest from fossil fuels within the next three years, in order to show leadership in the fight against climate change. SOAS is the first university in London to divest... (More...)
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How the divestment campaign inspires Vietnamese youth to join 350 movement

Written by Nhu Ho On March 21 2015, 350 Vietnam in collaboration with the University of Natural Resources and Environment (UNRE) in Ho Chi Minh City organized an event at the university. The event was intended to introduce the grassroots climate change movement 350 Vietnam and its ongoing projects and campaigns, particularly the new Divestment... (More...)
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VIDEO: Harvard Heat Week Launch

Harvard Heat Week is turning up the heat on fossil fuel divestment. Starting on April 12th, students, faculty, alumni, and members of the Harvard community are coming together in Cambridge to speak out for climate justice, learn from one another, and take action. Learn more and join in here. If you’re nearby, join us on... (More...)
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Edinburgh University on track for coal & tar sands divestment decision

Edinburgh students gathered yesterday outside Central Management Group meeting to push for full divestment Students at the University of Edinburgh have learned from sources inside yesterday’s meeting that the university’s Central Management Group (CMG) received a recommendation for the university to divest from companies involved in the coal and tar sands extraction. The recommendation would... (More...)
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We’re fighting Shell together: A message of solidarity

We’re in the middle of a worldwide struggle to keep as much coal, oil and other fossil fuels in the ground as possible. Some of us urge institutions to divest from fossil fuels – some of us make street art visualising what a world driven by renewable energy could look like – some of us... (More...)
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Harvard Heat Week

Students, faculty, alumni, and members of the Harvard community are coming together April 12th— 17th to speak out for climate justice, learn from one another, and take principled action. The climate crisis leaves no room for neutrality — together, we’re telling Harvard to stand on the right side of history.

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Global Divestment Day

Together, we will show that we are a truly global and growing force to be reckoned with. As the fossil fuel industry throws more money at fossil fuel expansion, we will turn up the volume of our divestment movement. And we won’t stop until we win.

Join us for Global Divestment Day on February 13 and 14 and together, let’s make fossil fuels history.

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Divest the Vatican

With the ear of 1.2 billion Catholics and the respect of Christians and non-Christians alike, Pope Francis is uniquely positioned to add both his voice and the unique moral power of his office to the divestment movement. The tide is turning. Now it’s time to divest the Vatican.

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Société Genérale: kick your coal habit

With  banks publicly stating they will reduce their investments in coal, it is now time for private banks such as Société Générale to make this pledge as well.

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Ban Divestment? No way.

Coal companies in Australia are pushing the government to make our fossil fuel divestment campaign illegal. We need your help to push back!

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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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