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5 Ways to Take Your Campus Divestment Campaign to the Next Level

By Katie McChesney  Last spring, we watched as fossil fuel divestment organizers across the country took unwavering action catapulting the movement to new heights. Four years ago, as the movement was first picking up steam, student campaigners were faced with their first experience of rejection from college and university administrations. Decision makers from Middlebury to... (More...)

Of one mind and vision

“It always seems impossible until it is done.” – Nelson Mandela. The following months after the signing of the Paris Agreement has been a challenging time for the East Asia region The fossil fuel industry is still active with a host of projects on the ground and is still bent on expanding dirty energy development... (More...)
Coal Coal Divestment East Asia Fossil Fuels Training

Nuclear: No room for revival

Five years ago, I stood in front of the control room of the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP), listening to an engineer trying to convince us that it was safe and wise to operate the 32-year-old facility.   At the time, I thought that the debate about the safety of reviving the BNPP was finally laid... (More...)
Renewable Energy Southeast Asia

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...)
Europe Renewable Energy

Pope Francis inspires bishops, priests and the faithful in the battle against Fracking in Brazil

by Não Fracking Brasil Born in Argentina, Pope Francis knows the devastating reality of fracking and supports the international fight against the exploration of oil and shale gas. His Encyclical Letter Laudato Si’ (Praised Be)  is inspiring bishops, priests and the faithful in the battle against hydraulic fracturing, a highly polluting non-conventional method for shale gas... (More...)
Fracking Latin America Uncategorized

Exxon Killed The Reef

The seas of dead coral are a crime scene. This year, the world witnessed the most devastating mass coral bleaching event ever recorded which left behind dead reefs in at least 38 countries. Many of these reefs will never recover. The immediate cause is clear: the ongoing rise in global ocean temperatures that comes from climate... (More...)

Keep it in the ground! Just how much exactly?

Pretty much every government on the planet committed in Paris last year to hold global temperature rise ‘well below 2 °C’, aiming for 1.5 °C. We already know that there is a massive gap between these goals and governments’ actual plans for action. But what would need to happen to meet these goals and avoid... (More...)