Impliquez-vous!

Le mouvement de desinvestissment contre les combustibles fossiles est croissant dans le monde entier. Il est immoral de tirer profit des investissment qui condamnerons la planète au désastre. Renseignez-vous et impliquez-vous:

Merci!


Divestment Updates

Renewable energy breaks records across Europe

The strange weather in recent weeks may not have made for an ideal summer for holidaymakers, but it has provided a boost to energy generation from renewable sources. Britain‘s fleet of onshore and offshore wind turbines met 22% of electricity demand on Sunday, setting a new record and outperforming coal, which met just 13% of (More...)

People’s Climate Mobilisation: A Global Invitation

To change everything, we need everyone. This September, world leaders are coming to New York City to talk about how to address the climate crisis. This is a crucial moment; we’re at a crossroads. We can and must change course by building a new economy through efforts to reconceive corporations and redefine economic progress. We (More...)

Madness: $91bn gamble on high risk fossil fuel projects

The world’s seven largest oil companies could gamble away billions of dollars of investor’s money over the next decade on expensive, risky and high-carbon oil projects, according to the latest research from UK-based think-tank the Carbon Tracker Initiative. Imagine $91bn going into developing renewable, 100% clean alternative energy instead. That’s why we need our institutions (More...)

Ethics committee to universities: oil research can be unethical

The Norwegian committee on research ethics tells institutions that oil research, often sponsored by the industry, is ethically irresponsible if it contradicts UNs climate targets. After months of deliberation over the ethics of petroleum research, the statement from The Norwegian National Committee for Research Ethics in Science and Technology (NENT) is ready. Their powerful conclusion could shift the priorities of research (More...)

Oxford students tackle carbon bubble – literally!

The issues of the carbon bubble was tackled head on this week with members of Oxford University Fossil Free campaign demonstrating in college quads across Oxford. The action took place a couple of days after Obama admitted that we cannot afford to burn all the known fossil fuel reserves. British MPs are also warning of (More...)

IPCC: Divest from fossil fuels for a safe climate

“It does not cost the world to save the planet” — Ottmar Edenhofer, co-chair of the IPCC Working Group III  The Working Group III contribution to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report released yesterday provides a comprehensive assessment of all relevant options for mitigating climate change through limiting or preventing greenhouse (More...)

Another big research paper showing divestment is a good idea

As many of you know, Aperio Group (an investment management and research firm) published a report back in 2012 titled Do the Investment Math: Building a Carbon-Free Portfolio. That report has been a foundational piece of the financial side of the divestment discourse; as it was one of the first to show, clearly and diligently, (More...)

We delivered their ask for 1000 signatures

In October 2013, students from various institutions came together to campaign against our university’s investments. We wanted to have a democratic say in the way our university acts and functions, and we wanted to question the politics made by fossil fuel companies all over the world. We started our campaign with a petition. We wrote (More...)

World’s biggest investment fund doubles investments in renewables

The Norwegian government announced today a mandate for the country’s sovereign wealth fund to nearly double its investments in renewable energy amounting to $5-8.3 billion. That’s great news! In the words of 350.org co-founder Bill McKibben: “Even those nations that made their fortune on oil are starting to see it’s not the future – the (More...)

7 Reasons to Sell Your Coal, Oil and Gas Stocks [Infographic]

Most people think that coal, oil and gas stocks issued by companies like Shell, Exxon, Chevron, Arch Coal and others are reliable investments.  In the past five years, however, a number of trends are challenging that conventional wisdom. Well-known and reputable financial firms in the U.S. and abroad have published reports highlighting a number of (More...)