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Divestment Updates

Historic commitment from Oxford City Council!

Great news – Oxford City Council has passed the first UK council motion in favour of Fossil Fuel divestment! At a meeting of the full Council on July 14, 2014, a motion proposed by Green Party Councillor Craig Simmons was passed, committing the council to make no direct investments in the fossil fuel industry for (More...)

Why Students Plan To #FloodWallStreet for Divestment

On September 22nd, I’m skipping school. At 12:00pm on any normal Monday, I’d be sitting in “The History of Energy” at my small liberal arts school in midcoast Maine, learning about the fossil fuel extraction that got us here and where we’re headed next. The day after the People’s Climate March, however, I’m trading the (More...)

California’s Pension, 55th Largest Fossil Fuel Company in the World

This post was originally written by Brett Fleishman, Senior Analyst at 350.org, with later edits by Jay Carmona, Community Divestment Campaign Manager. California is the 8th Largest Economy in the World, And California’s pension fund is the 55th Largest Fossil Fuel Company in the World. Today, Fossil Free Indexes’ research team published a deep dive (More...)

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September 3rd Web Workshop: Divestment as a Solidarity Tactic

August has been a month of big news stories that weigh heavy on our hearts: injustice and unrest in Ferguson, escalating conflict in the Middle East, Ebola outbreaks, droughts, fires, and more. With these pressing social justice issues that need immediate action, divestment might feel like an afterthought. But it’s not. Not at all. For (More...)

Bloomberg New Energy Finance Assesses Divestment and Finds Net Gain

On August 25, 2014, Bloomberg New Energy Finance released a white paper acknowledging and analyzing fossil fuel divestment in the world of finance. Fossil Free Campaigner Jay Carmona and Cat Jaffee Digital Divestment Campaigner share their thoughts regarding the white paper and what it means for the Fossil Free divestment movement. From Jay Carmona, Fossil Free (More...)

Churches at the Frontline of Climate Action

Johannes Kapelle has been playing the organ in the Protestant church of Proschim since he was 14. The 78-year-old is actively involved in his community, produces his own solar power and has raised three children with his wife on their farm in Proschim, a small village of 360 inhabitants in Lusatia, Germany. Now the church, (More...)

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Students lock-on at Swansea University fracking research campus

Swansea University Bay Campus shut down by residents and students campaigning against fracking research. Today at 6am, as part of the Reclaim the Power camp, concerned residents from Swansea, students and graduates, dressed as mad scientists, shut down construction of Swansea University’s Bay Campus. There are two protestors locked on, one up a tripod and (More...)

Ethics committee to universities: oil research can be unethical

The Norwegian committee on research ethics tells institutions that oil research, often sponsored by the industry, is ethically irresponsible if it contradicts UNs climate targets. After months of deliberation over the ethics of petroleum research, the statement from The Norwegian National Committee for Research Ethics in Science and Technology (NENT) is ready. Their powerful conclusion could shift the priorities of research (More...)

The People’s Climate March Goes Far Beyond New York City

On September 21st in New York, the People’s Climate March will be the biggest mass mobilization the climate movement has ever seen. As world leaders gather for a landmark climate summit at the UN Headquarters, a movement of movements is mobilizing to reflect the seriousness, urgency, and people-power needed to address the climate crisis. This is a (More...)

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