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EU vote signals a Fossil Free future for workplace pension funds

EU institutions have reached a deal on a reform of the IORPs (Institutions for Occupational Retirement Provision) Directive that affects workplace pension funds holding assets worth EUR 3.2 trillion on behalf of around 75 million citizens of the Union. The changes include a clear requirement for EU workplace pension funds to: consider climate risk and (More...)

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16 more universities join the divestment movement!

We have some uplifting news — today student network People & Planet revealed through its University League that 16 more universities have made divestment commitments, bringing the total to 43 – a quarter of all UK unis! This is a huge moment — university commitments have more than doubled this year. It’s a  remarkable achievement and (More...)

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Now is the time to do the right thing

  Last week we all witnessed how a well known climate denier, Donald Trump, was elected to lead the USA in the next four years. For the first 100 days of his administration, he has already pledged to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, to bring back the KXL pipeline, and to lift the moratorium on (More...)

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Take To the Streets On Nov 15 In Solidarity With Standing Rock

I watched the poll numbers roll in, and as the tides started to turn away from Hillary I froze. I went to sleep hoping I’d wake up from a nightmare, and since, the reality of a Trump presidency is starting to sink in. The best words to describe how I’ve felt is heartbroken. I’m heartbroken (More...)

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A love letter for the Pope

The news was surprising. We knew a group of students had enthusiastically agreed to bring a divestment message to the streets of Malmö and Lund, as Pope Francis visited both Swedish cities in a trip highlighted by a joint prayer celebration with the Lutheran church, marking the beginning of a jubilee commemorating the 500th anniversary (More...)

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For New York, climate change is an immediate existential threat.

Despite the immediate risks of climate change, decision-makers with the New York State Comptrollers office remain on the wrong side of history. It’s time to #DivestNY. Last Friday, October 28, I attended a powerful fossil fuel divestment roundtable at Baruch College co-sponsored by New York State Senators Liz Krueger, Brad Hoylman, and Assemblyman Felix Ortiz. Of (More...)

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Climate action continues gaining momentum among Catholic organizations

Labeled “the most progressive Pope ever”, Pope Francis frequently addresses equality, environment and social justice issues. The powerful messages contained in his Laudato Si’ encyclical on the environment stressed the need to take action against manmade climate change, and to overcome the disparities that capitalism is breeding. Early October, just as a report found that (More...)

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It’s time to divest New York.

This post was written by Beta Coronel, 350.org US Reinvestment Coordinator. Today we’re launching an exciting new divestment push: together, a broad coalition of faith, health, business, and climate justice organizations are calling on New York’s comptrollers to divest the city and state’s massive pension funds from fossil fuels, and reinvest in just solutions to (More...)

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