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Four German states already planning divestment. Saxony-Anhalt and Bremen could follow soon.

Article translated from the original by Tine Langkamp After three years of divestment campaigning in Germany we’ve seen remarkable growth of the movement and some strong wins. The cities Münster and Stuttgart have been the first cities to divest and ditch fossil fuels from their pension funds. The Protestant Church Hessen-Nassau was the first religious (More...)

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Divest Nobel campaign launched

Kampanjarna, uppklädda som servitörer, bjöd press och andra besökare på olja i champagneglas och påminde om att Nobel fortfarande investerar fossilt. Nobelpriset gör stor nytta genom att hylla och prisa mänsklighetens framsteg, och då rimmar det illa med att investera i företag som eldar på klimatförändringarna. (More...)

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How we got Australia’s biggest city to divest

By Carrie Tsai from Sydney Huge news has transpired as Sydney Council has voted at the historic last Council meeting for this term to introduce divestment! Lord Mayor Clover Moore has committed to enacting the changes that has been fighting for, and will do so at the first meeting in late October 2016 (More...)

Faith Institutions Lead the Divestment Call

The provincial Synod of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa has announced their support for the fossil free divestment campaign by voting to divest. The motion passed by the Anglican Church of Southern Africa (ACSA) follows the leadership of the Desmond and Leah Tutu Foundation’s vote to divest earlier on this year. Both institutions have (More...)

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How You Can Support the #NoDAPL Fight No Matter Where You Are

This blog was written by Becca Krasky. Becca  is from Minneapolis, MN and  organizes for fossil fuel divestment at Macalester College.   I don’t have words powerful enough to describe my experience at the Red Warrior Camp on the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota. I care deeply about this fight so I’m going attempt (More...)

5 Ways to Take Your Campus Divestment Campaign to the Next Level

By Katie McChesney  Last spring, we watched as fossil fuel divestment organizers across the country took unwavering action catapulting the movement to new heights. Four years ago, as the movement was first picking up steam, student campaigners were faced with their first experience of rejection from college and university administrations. Decision makers from Middlebury to (More...)


Keep it in the ground! Just how much exactly?

Pretty much every government on the planet committed in Paris last year to hold global temperature rise ‘well below 2 °C’, aiming for 1.5 °C. We already know that there is a massive gap between these goals and governments’ actual plans for action. But what would need to happen to meet these goals and avoid (More...)

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Fellowship Stories: Building Resilient Communities In Fairbanks, AK

As a part of the Fossil Free Fellowship, divestment leaders Kengo Nagaoka and Tristan Glowa returned home to Fairbanks, Alaska to send the summer working with the Fairbanks Climate Action Coalition. Today Alaska is in a moment of crisis. As the Arctic warms twice as fast as the rest of the world, wildfires, melting permafrost, (More...)


The New 200

They did it again! The smart people at Fossil Free Indexes published the new 2016 Top 200 fossil fuel companies by size of reserves — click The Carbon Underground 200. This is the list used by most divestment campaigns as the point of departure for the discussion of how to define fossil fuels when considering (More...)


Stuttgart pulls out of fossil fuels

Stuttgart, capital of the federal state of Baden-Württemberg in the southwest of Germany, decided today to pull its funds out of fossil fuels in response to the mounting threat of climate change. The new investment criteria will see the city drop about 75 Stoxx-Europe listed companies engaging in coal, oil and unconventional gas or fracking (More...)

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