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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...)


6 lessons on how we won a £7 billion Norway divestment

Here in Norway, we recently secured one of our biggest climate wins, if not one of the world’s biggest climate wins. Early June, Parliament decided that the Norwegian Government Pension Fund (often called “the oil fund”) is to divest from coal burning and coal producing companies. The decision means that about £7.7 billion GBP ($8.4 (More...)

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Ende Gelände: live webcast this Thursday

We’re less than two weeks away from one of the most daring mass actions the grassroots anti-coal movement has ever planned — Ende Gelände (translation: Here and no further!) will use people power from across Europe to stop the Rhineland’s giant coal diggers and #keepitintheground So we’re hosting a live webcast this Thursday to share (More...)

Fossil Free Meets Ende Gelände

Dear friends, A few weeks ago 80 Fossil Free activists from all over Europe gathering in Eindhoven, Netherlands to share skills, stories and energy with each other.  It gave us all new inspiration and motivation for the fight against fossil fuels. Now, we’re bringing that momentum from Eindhoven to the Rhineland in Germany — one (More...)

Divestment campaign kicks off in Italy

Blog by Riccardo Rossella – Italian Climate Network The campaign for divestment has started in Italy! As the first step for the campaign, in collaboration with, Coordinamento Power Shift Italia, The Climate Reality Project, Viração and FIMA, we brought the message of Divest the Vatican… to the Vatican! On 28 June, thousands of people marched (More...)

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Fossil Fuel Divestment: Building the Movement

On Saturday 11th July, over 250 divestment activists came together in London for ‘Fossil Fuel Divestment: Building the Movement’, sharing their campaigning skills, inspiring stories from across the country, and the occasional cup of tea. great images emerging from the big #divestuk meeting in London today! You guys are leading the world! — Bill (More...)

Connecting frontline communities towards Paris

  1000 people will run a relay to COP21 – from indigenous Sámi frontlines in the Arctic through fossil fuel struggles in Northern Europe to the climate negotiations in Paris.  Run for your life is initiated by the Swedish national theatre Riksteatern and is a 4 300 km long relay for a sustainable future. The runners will bring with (More...)

The Eindhoven Energy

Blog written by Louise Fitzgerald, from Fossil Free Berlin group. Last weekend over 70 Divestment activists from across Europe met in Eindhoven, The Netherlands to share experiences, learn new skills and brainstorm ideas. It was a Fossil Free Skillshare, but to its participants it came to mean much more. Strangers greeted each other with hugs, (More...)

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