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It’s over, but it’s a whole new beginning!

What a feeling! Over the last 10 days the Global Divestment Mobilisation saw thousands of us all across the world take powerful action to help stop the climate crisis. This beautiful video captures what it was like. It shows the breadth, depth and beauty of our intersecting, international movement, how far we’ve come, and how far... (More...)

Göttingen withdraws funds from coal, oil and gas companies

Göttingen has decided to divest from all investments in the fossil fuel sector because of the industries continued pursuit of climate-wrecking business activities. A meeting of the city council’s finance committee today approved a motion that had been submitted last week. “This is a reason to celebrate! Not only is this an important decision for... (More...)

Final action-packed weekend of Global Divestment Mobilisation

For the 9th consecutive day, people all over the world are coming together today to take action and demand fossil fuel divestment from their banks, cities, museums, pension fund, universities and other institutions. Asia kicks off the weekend: In Tokyo, Japan, campaigners organised the Earth Choice Festa : Our Choices and Climate Change.  Using art,... (More...)

Bremen, Germany, commits to divest

At a meeting today, Bremen’s city council confirmed that it has decided to exclude direct investments in climate-damaging coal, oil and gas companies.  In addition, it is continuing to consider whether its existing bonds can be converted into fossil free “green bonds”. The decision makes Bremen the second federal state in Germany to publicly distance... (More...)

Students enter Classroom 2030 in Ho Chi Minh City

Over 350 people, including university students, lecturers, journalists and renewable energy company staff attended a Global Divestment Mobilization Vietnam event at the Hoa Sen University in Ho Chi Minh City yesterday. The event, called “Classroom Vietnam 2030”, was a fun and creative way to educate the participants on climate impacts, coal pollution, and introduce the... (More...)

Flock of starlings swirls around Louvre museum

On 11th May, the group ‘Libérons le Louvre’ held an artivism performance to urge the iconic Louvre museum in Paris to end its sponsorship arrangements with oil and gas major Total. The performance ‘flight of the starlings’ represented a whirling mass where no individual is isolated. The choice of the flight of starlings is a... (More...)

New Yorkers Take Trump Tower to Teach City Leaders about Real Climate Leadership

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New Yorkers take to state Capitol to lobby for Divestment Act

By Mark Dunlea – #DivestNY coalition Kicking off Global Divestment Mobilization in New York, 40 activists gather in the state capital for a day of lobbying.  We met with 30 legislators and were able to get another 3 co-sponsors on the state divestment bills, with hopefully more to come. There are presently 32 co-sponsors on... (More...)

Dispelling the Spin: NYC Comptroller Reacts as #DivestNY Pressure Mounts

In response to media inquiries about Global Divestment Mobilization activities, New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer’s spokespeople came out on the defensive this week in an attempt to defend his record on climate action through New York City’s $175 billion pension funds. The funds remain heavily invested in fossil fuel companies to the tune of... (More...)

In case you missed it: Week 1 of #GDMAfrica2017

In just 4 days, over a hundred people across Africa demanded institutions to divest their endowments from fossil fuels companies most responsible for causing climate change.Here is a sneak peek of what happened since #GDMAfrica2017 started: (More...)