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The World Is Not As Oil Hungry As They Thought

By Fossil Free Staff Jay Carmona, Community Divestment Campaign Manager & Cat Jaffee, Digital Divestment Campaigner As oil prices drop, spectators are ready to jump on the tails of fossil fuel divestment advocates and say, “see…?” See what? The recent drop that we are seeing on the price of oil shows that stranded assets are a real (More...)

October Divest Digest: When No One Accepted “No” As A Final Answer

Hello Fossil Free Friends! This month, we are introducing the Divest Digest, your update on news, trends, and general updates on what’s been happening in the world of North American Divestment. So far, October has had one great underlying theme, that student divestment movements don’t accept the word “no” from college and university boards and administrations (More...)

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Swedish 2nd AP Fund: Important 1st step, a long way to go

On Monday, one of the Swedish national pension funds called “Second AP fund” announced that they are divesting from 20 fossil fuel companies. They ditched all their investments in coal (12 companies) and pulled their investments out of eight oil and gas companies, citing the financial risk associated with these assets. CEO Eva Halvarsson said: By (More...)

Sweden’s national pension fund to divest from 20 fossil fuel companies

GÖTEBORG, Sweden- The international divestment movement and the Swedish fair pension campaign #schysstapensioner campaign are celebrating a major win today as the Second AP Fund – one of several Swedish national pension funds – announced it would begin divesting from fossil fuels. In a move designed to reduce the financial risks of its investments in (More...)

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Glasgow Divests… This Changes Everything

The University of Glasgow has become the first university in Europe to divest from the fossil fuel industry. After a year of student campaigning the University Court has voted today to begin divesting its entire £129 million endowment from fossil fuels. This is a major victory for the UK and Europe’s rapidly growing fossil fuel (More...)

Help Glasgow students make history

A messsage from Sophie Baumert, a student divestment organiser from Glasgow Uni Climate Action society: Over the last year, we have been campaigning for the university to divest its money from the main cause of climate change – fossil fuel companies. Glasgow uni holds investments in the fossil fuel industry worth about £18 million. The (More...)

Church of Sweden completes full divestment

Before the warm glow of empowerment from this weekend’s People’s Climate Mobilisation has even worn off, there’s some incredible news to share with you on the divestment campaign front. President Al Gore is presenting over 800 fossil fuel divestment commitments by institutions and individuals in a speech to heads of state at the UN Climate (More...)

It’s a Sign: Global Divestment Mobilization in 20 Photos

Words are rarely enough…except when they are held in front of widespread, history-changing action calling upon the world to be more accountable. Although divestment signs hailed from the US and Canada to the UK and Germany this past weekend – some hovering over carbon bubbles, others scrawled across a cardboard box – the sentiment was the same: (More...)