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Why Students Are Joining the March for Jobs, Justice & the Climate

This post was written by University of Toronto Divestment Organizer & Toronto350 member Jody Chan. Canada’s ready for a new kind of climate movement. On July 5th, we’re marching for climate and economic justice in Toronto, Canada. RSVP for the March for Jobs, Justice and the Climate at http://jobsjusticeclimate.ca If it’s wrong to wreck the planet,... (More...)
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Norway will make (coal) history

It’s set to be the largest divestment from fossil fuels ever made.  Just hours after a coalition of groups delivered nearly 50,000 signatures and a worldwide Twitterstorm to #DivestNorway, the Norwegian parliament last night issued a unanimous recommendation to divest its country’s sovereign wealth fund from the coal industry. The largest sovereign wealth fund in... (More...)
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Beyond Norway: The Faces Behind the Investments

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... (More...)
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Norway: Heed our call divest from destruction

Yesterday Gerry Arances, the national coordinator of the Philippine Movement for Climate Justice, a broad coalition of grassroots organizations working with vulnerable sectors and communities to campaign for climate justice in the Philippines, addressed the Norwegian Parliament to divest the Norwegian sovereign fund from fossil-fuels as it comes under review in the Norwegian Parliament. Below... (More...)
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VIDEO: Young People > Fossil Fuels

This spring, we’ve seen incredible momentum in students launching a wave of escalated action, urging universities to divest from the companies driving the climate crisis and reinvest in just solutions. They drew a line between the fossil fuel industry and the fossil fuel resistance — led by young people, indigenous people, and people breathing the... (More...)
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Vietnam raises the heat on CommonBank to protect the Great Barrier Reef with an awesome music party!

In the past week communities across Australia and the planet held powerful actions at over 60 CommBank branches and raised the heat on CommBank and laid the foundations for a movement that won’t stop until the Bank rules out financing for the Galilee Basin mega coal mines. Among those that participated are the youth volunteers from 350.org... (More...)
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Edinburgh University refuses to divest under pressure from fossil fuel industry

  Students protest yesterday in Edinburgh, over anticipated partial divestment. But the university has refused all divestment so far. The University of Edinburgh​ just bowed to pressure from fossil fuel industry and refused to divest, following a 3 year campaign by its students. The University of Edinburgh has the third largest university endowment in the... (More...)
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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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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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