Navigation Menu

Doe mee, maak Nederland Fossielvrij!

De wereldwijde fossielvrij beweging is breed, divers en groeit snel – blijf op de hoogte van de laatste ontwikkelingen en kom in actie!

Dank je wel!


Divestment Updates

EU vote signals a Fossil Free future for workplace pension funds

EU institutions have reached a deal on a reform of the IORPs (Institutions for Occupational Retirement Provision) Directive that affects workplace pension funds holding assets worth EUR 3.2 trillion on behalf of around 75 million citizens of the Union. The changes include a clear requirement for EU workplace pension funds to: consider climate risk and (More...)

divestment Europe

Stranded assets risk assessment now mandatory for EU pensions

EU institutions have just reached a deal on a reform of the IORPs (Institutions for Occupational Retirement Provision) Directive that affects pension funds holding assets worth EUR 3.2 trillion on behalf of around 75 million citizens of the Union. The changes include a clear requirement for EU pensions to consider climate and risks related to (More...)

Europe

16 more UK universities join the divestment movement!

We have some uplifting news — today student network People & Planet revealed through its University League that 16 more universities have made divestment commitments, bringing the total to 43 – a quarter of all UK unis! This is a huge moment — university commitments have more than doubled this year. It’s a  remarkable achievement and (More...)

divestment UK

We are not drowning. We are fighting!

A while ago I went to see this new documentary by Josh Fox (Gasland): How to let go of the world and love all the things climate can’t change. A deeply personal story looking into the causes and effects of climate change. Realizing it may be too late to stop some of the worst consequences (More...)

The Utrecht University’s bank ABN Amro is complicit in Climate Destruction

ABN Amro is complicit in climate destruction with their investment in the Dakota Access Pipeline. “Why does my university accept the investments of this bank, while there is such a clear alternative?”, says Johanna Bozuwa from Fossil Free UU. “Put your money where your mouth is”, was the opening statement of UU president Marjan Oudeman (More...)

Het klimaatweekend van Martijn

Van 14 t/m 16 oktober 2016 was alweer het vierde klimaatweekend in de bossen bij Baarn. Georganiseerd door de Nederlandse Klimaatbeweging komen mensen, die op allerlei manieren bezig zijn met klimaatverandering en de gevolgen daarvan, samen om snode plannen te smeden.  Martijn van Den Haag Fossielvrij was er deze keer voor het eerst bij. Lees (More...)

Utrecht calls on ABP to divest from fossil fuels

In a letter which was recently sent by the City of Utrecht to the pension fund ABP, the municipality is asking them “to withdraw any investments from the fossil industry as quickly as possible, starting with coal, nuclear and shale gas”. The municipality points out the financial risks of the carbon bubble, and states that (More...)

City Europe Netherlands

People have the power

Ik denk dat we het ons allemaal weleens hebben afgevraagd: wat kan ik nu in mijn ééntje doen in de strijd tegen onomkeerbare klimaatverandering? Ik heb datzelfde maar ik ben er ondertussen van overtuigd dat je alleen of met een klein groepje mensen heel veel kan doen. Hoe kom ik daar dan bij? Nou, afgelopen (More...)

Sacrifice zones in Germany and The Netherlands

  This weekend I went to the  Klimacamp im Rheinland. Every year this gathering is held in the area surrounding the lignite mine in Garzweiler – among the largest in Europe. One demonstration we had went straight through the village of Immerath, a ghost town. I think there were only three families still living there. And (More...)

Why ‘no’ isn’t in my vocabulary anymore

Why didn’t I go to the Fossil Free Europe Gathering last year when it was held in The Netherlands? Man, this seems to be a recurring theme with me. I should have gone to Ende Gelaende 2015. I should have gone to that Fossil Free weekend. I should have participated in that direct action against (More...)