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By Emily Gayfer, RMIT student This week the Times Higher Education (THE) World Academic Summit has drawn hundreds of leading academics and professionals from across the global higher education sector to the University of Melbourne, Australia. There are currently over 400 divestment campaigns at campuses worldwide. 40 educational institutions have already chosen to move their (More...)

Responding to Oil Funded Anti-divestment Reports

Once again, the oil industry is doing its best to spin the data and hide the whole picture to further its agenda. This time, they are working to build the case that investors will lose money if they divest from fossil fuels. Spoiler alert: we think this is disingenuous, to say the least. In August, (More...)

Young people of faith at 82 colleges and universities call on Pope Francis to divest the Vatican

The following letter was written collaboratively by students forming a Jesuit network for fossil fuel divestment. Most Holy Father, We write to you as young people, as constituents of Jesuit institutions, other Catholic, Christian, and religious institutions, and non-religious institutions as people of goodwill, on behalf of an entire generation. We are standing on the precipice (More...)

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Reconnect to the land; rise against climate change

40 activists, organisers and other grassroots from Sápmi gathered in Jokkmokk this weekend for a skillshare on climate and justice. In this blog, Jenni and Olivia share their story of this weekend’s “Sámi grassroots – a skillshare on climate & justice”.   Olivia: The indigenous Sámi people live in the Arctic region of Sápmi, a region which stretches (More...)


Fossils belong in museums.

Friends, Today, we’re announcing an exciting new divestment campaign: In partnership with The Natural History Museum, a new mobile museum that champions bold climate action, we’re launching a brand new push in the divestment movement calling on museums to stand up as leaders in the face of climate catastrophe. The iron is red hot. In (More...)


6 lessons on how we won a £7 billion Norway divestment

Here in Norway, we recently secured one of our biggest climate wins, if not one of the world’s biggest climate wins. Early June, Parliament decided that the Norwegian Government Pension Fund (often called “the oil fund”) is to divest from coal burning and coal producing companies. The decision means that about £7.7 billion GBP ($8.4 (More...)

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Divestment campaign kicks off in Italy

Blog by Riccardo Rossella – Italian Climate Network The campaign for divestment has started in Italy! As the first step for the campaign, in collaboration with, Coordinamento Power Shift Italia, The Climate Reality Project, Viração and FIMA, we brought the message of Divest the Vatican… to the Vatican! On 28 June, thousands of people marched (More...)