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Divestment movement to converge in Paris

In a couple of weeks, a wide range of fossil fuel divestment activists from across Europe and the world will be converging in Paris during the climate talks. We’ll be loud, visible, and shake things up with creative actions throughout the second week of the climate talks to let everyone know this movement has unstoppable (More...)

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Copenhagen latest capital to start turning its back on fossil fuels

Copenhagen’s municipal council decided yesterday to review its investments in fossil fuels . The council passed a resolution to seek information on how other municipalities like Roskilde in Denmark and Oslo in Norway changed their investment policies to ban fossil fuel companies from their portfolio. The council also decided to research investment opportunities free from (More...)

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Uppsala divests, throws down the gauntlet to other cities

Uppsala just became the largest city in Sweden so far to commit to divest itself from fossil fuels, after the city council voted to ban investments in coal, oil and gas.  The move is designed to bring the city’s financial policies in line with its policies to reduce carbon emissions. Following in the footsteps of Örebro, Sweden’s fourth largest (More...)

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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...)

Get with the times, divest

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...)

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...)