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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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Time to divest, say Lund University professors

LU students now supported by 177 faculty and staff In an open letter sent today to the principal Torbjörn von Schantz and the rest of the university board, 177 faculty and staff are calling on the university to act on the issue of fossil fuel divestment.  The open letter  means that many of the university’s staff now stand behind (More...)

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Divest Digest: MARCH-ing ahead full steam

If February was big in the divestment world, this month the movement didn’t bother catching a breath. Nope — the movement is growing bigger, bolder, and MARCH-ing ahead full steam (ha, see what we did there?). And not only are the ranks growing within the movement, we’re also gaining widespread acknowledgement from some actors you might (More...)

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Fossil Free Cities

Last week, a statement released by the mayors of 26 European cities, covered by Le Monde and in the Guardian, highlighted the significant investment capacity (€2tn, apparently) that cities have to tackle climate change. The fact that city mayors are starting to look at how this financial power can help speed up the energy transition (More...)

Eva’s story of Global Divestment Day in Stockholm

This is a blog about Global Divestment Day, which was a success in Stockholm and other cities around Europe, and tells the story of its personal impact on Eva Lenke‘s own climate engagement. Eva is a member of the Fossil Free Stockholm group. Would you also like to  blog about your Fossil Free campaign? Let us know!   (More...)

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Oslo divests from coal – – the first capital city to do so

Just a few short weeks after 1000 people hit the streets of Oslo demanding divestment from fossil fuels on Global Divestment Day, we’re hearing reports that the City of Oslo has responded by divesting from coal. Oslo is divesting US$7 million from its pension fund investments in coal.  This places Oslo as the first capital (More...)

Bigger reserves, bigger companies, bigger need to divest!

In participation with Global Divestment Day, Fossil Free Indexes LLC just released an updated Carbon Underground list for the divestment movement to take forward. It’s now posted on gofossilfree.org/top-200/ This is a list of the top 100 coal companies and the top 100 oil and gas companies by size of reserves converted to CO2 equivalent. (More...)

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