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Norway will make (coal) history

It’s set to be the largest divestment from fossil fuels ever made.  Just hours after a coalition of groups delivered nearly 50,000 signatures and a worldwide Twitterstorm to #DivestNorway, the Norwegian parliament last night issued a unanimous recommendation to divest its country’s sovereign wealth fund from the coal industry. The largest sovereign wealth fund in (More...)

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VIDEO: Young People > Fossil Fuels

This spring, we’ve seen incredible momentum in students launching a wave of escalated action, urging universities to divest from the companies driving the climate crisis and reinvest in just solutions. They drew a line between the fossil fuel industry and the fossil fuel resistance — led by young people, indigenous people, and people breathing the (More...)

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April Divest Digest: Spring heats up, big time

As spring warms up, people around the world have been turning up the heat on divestment. Direct action on campuses reached a boiling point in April, with divestment sit-ins, protests, and rallies sweeping across colleges and universities in the UK, Australia and the United States. We’ve also gained ground with some big names — everyone from the World Bank, HSBC, (More...)

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A politician’s perspective: Cities take action thanks to Fossil Free

Guest blog by Herman Anderson, local authority politician in the city of Lidköping, Sweden Not seeing clear results in your Fossil Free campaign can be frustrating. Sometimes it feels like neither universities nor municipalities are ever going to change their ways. Whenever that feeling overwhelms you, it’s time to have a look at the victories of (More...)

Church of England divests from dirtiest fossil fuels

Amazing news! The Church of England announced yesterday that it will divest its holdings of £12m in thermal coal and tar sands. This is a good step in the right direction and a huge win for the divestment campaign. A special shout-out to our faith campaigners in the UK! 350.org co-founder Bill McKibben commented: “This (More...)

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The Swedish National Audit criticises Sweden over sale of lignite mines

  Last week the Swedish National Audit delivered a severe blow to the Swedish government and the state-owned energy company Vattenfall. After having reviewed the company, the National Audit wasn’t lean on their critique concerning the company’s environmental work. Because of its German lignite mines, Vattenfall is one of the companies with the highest emissions (More...)

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SOAS, University of London vote to divest

SOAS, University of London, has announced that it will divest from fossil fuels within the next three years, in order to show leadership in the fight against climate change. SOAS is the first university in London to divest and the first to extend an exclusion on fossil fuel companies to its donations policy. The decision (More...)

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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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