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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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Lutheran World Federation divests!

The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) just announced that it will exclude fossil fuel companies from its investments and calls on its member churches with 72 million members to do likewise. It also asks its member churches “not to invest in fossil fuels and to support energy efficiency and renewable energy companies, and to encourage their institutions (More...)

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Lund University divest direct holdings from fossil fuels

Text by Cherry Tsoi and Joep Karskens, Fossil Free Lund University  Our university made the decision on Friday (June 12, 2015) to divest parts of their investments in coal, oil and gas. This is a large victory for our campaign and for climate justice, as the coal, oil and gas industry are for the first time pinpointed (More...)

Around 100 members of the Berliner Ärzteversorgung (pension fund of physicians in Berlin) are asking their pension fund to divest

Divestment of fossil fuels additionally discussed at the recent German Medical Assembly in May  At the beginning of April, 97 members of the Berliner Ärzteversorgung sent a letter calling on their pension fund to divest all of their fossil fuel shares within the next five years and to reinvest the freed capital in shares that (More...)

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A cheeky collection of our favourite climate actions

Monday saw a huge day of international, coordinated action against the fossil fuel industry and corporations fuelling the climate crisis — from the UK where grassroots activist network Reclaim the Power launched a record-breaking 18 creative actions in a day to big events in Luxembourg, France, Switzerland and Germany. Reclaim the Power Round-up: United Kingdom (More...)

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Why Students Are Joining the March for Jobs, Justice & the Climate

This post was written by University of Toronto Divestment Organizer & Toronto350 member Jody Chan. Canada’s ready for a new kind of climate movement. On July 5th, we’re marching for climate and economic justice in Toronto, Canada. RSVP for the March for Jobs, Justice and the Climate at http://jobsjusticeclimate.ca If it’s wrong to wreck the planet, (More...)

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VIDEO: Young People > Fossil Fuels

This spring, we’ve seen incredible momentum in students launching a wave of escalated action, urging universities to divest from the companies driving the climate crisis and reinvest in just solutions. They drew a line between the fossil fuel industry and the fossil fuel resistance — led by young people, indigenous people, and people breathing the (More...)

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The hottest topic in the Danish pension sector

Divestment campaigners in Denmark are rocking the big pension fund boats! Within the space of just over a year, coal is quickly turning into a highly unethical no-go sector for Danish investors. This spring, members of six Danish pension funds voted on divestment. Campaigners submitted resolutions demanding the pension funds divest from the 100 biggest (More...)

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April Divest Digest: Spring heats up, big time

As spring warms up, people around the world have been turning up the heat on divestment. Direct action on campuses reached a boiling point in April, with divestment sit-ins, protests, and rallies sweeping across colleges and universities in the UK, Australia and the United States. We’ve also gained ground with some big names — everyone from the World Bank, HSBC, (More...)

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