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Edinburgh University on track for coal & tar sands divestment decision

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 require Edinburgh University to divest from most large oil majors like BP, Shell and (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...)

Divest Digest: MARCH-ing ahead full steam

If February was big in the divestment world, this month the movement didn’t bother catching a breath. Nope — the movement is growing bigger, bolder, and MARCH-ing ahead full steam (ha, see what we did there?). And not only are the ranks growing within the movement, we’re also gaining widespread acknowledgement from some actors you might (More...)

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US Divestment Movement Takes Nonviolent Direct Action

By Miles Goodrich and Allyson Gross, Bowdoin College and the Divestment Student Network On April 18, 2001, students from Harvard’s Living Wage Campaign marched into their school’s main administrative building and refused to leave.  After 21 days of teach-ins, camp-outs, pickets, vigils, confrontations with the police, and intensive media coverage, the occupation came to a (More...)

Oslo divests from coal – – the first capital city to do so

Just a few short weeks after 1000 people hit the streets of Oslo demanding divestment from fossil fuels on Global Divestment Day, we’re hearing reports that the City of Oslo has responded by divesting from coal. Oslo is divesting US$7 million from its pension fund investments in coal.  This places Oslo as the first capital (More...)

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Global Divestment Day Maldives 2015

This guest post was written by Ecocare Maldives and cross-posted from their website.                         “Divest or Drown!” read one of the orange papers hanging on the ‘divestment thought strings’, at our event. Friday, 13th February 2015. On Friday February the 13th, 2015, at 21:00 (More...)

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Bigger reserves, bigger companies, bigger need to divest!

In participation with Global Divestment Day, Fossil Free Indexes LLC just released an updated Carbon Underground list for the divestment movement to take forward. It’s now posted on gofossilfree.org/top-200/ This is a list of the top 100 coal companies and the top 100 oil and gas companies by size of reserves converted to CO2 equivalent. (More...)

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