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Fellowship Stories: Building Resilient Communities In Fairbanks, AK

As a part of the 350.org 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...)

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Meddling with Pensions Part III

Want to know more about the changes to local government pension schemes? Check out Part I and Part II of this blog series. On July 15th, local government pension schemes across England and Wales had to submit final proposals for merging the existing funds into eight big pools. Since these proposals are in, we now (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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DECC might be gone, but we can still fight for climate justice

Sometimes it can feel like everything is going wrong. First there was the EU referendum result — I don’t think I realised how much it would affect me. Not only do I fear the consequences of Brexit on our human rights, environmental legislation and the safety of migrants; but I also worry about what the (More...)

Divesting from fossil fuels as we leave the EU

On Thursday 23rd June the UK voted to leave the European Union. Given the EU’s role in negotiating carbon quotas, driving renewable energy and regulating manufacturing it’s clear that this decision will have wide ranging ramifications for the fight against climate change. But how does this decision impact on our efforts to challenge fossil fuel companies (More...)

Berlin votes to divest

Berlin’s parliament has just voted to divest from oil, coal and gas companies.  Today Berlin joins other European capitals like Stockholm, Paris, Copenhagen and Oslo in making a powerful, public rejection of the fossil fuel industry. The Berlin House of Representatives decided to blacklist investments in companies that are incompatible with the German capital’s goal of (More...)

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Meddling with Pensions Part II

By Joel Benjamin, Community Reinvest UNISON, one of the UK’s largest trade unions – representing more than 1.3 million people, has launched a Government petition calling for a debate on proposed reforms to the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS). The UNISON LGPS petition has been live for several weeks and attracted 80,000 signatures at the time (More...)

How BP messes with our museums

The six dodgiest things we’ve uncovered about the oil giant’s influence on UK museums By Danny Chivers, Art Not Oil New report published today: BP’s cultural sponsorship: a corrupting influence Fossil fuel companies have a long tradition of sponsoring the arts in order to promote their dirty brands and hide their climate misdeeds. By providing (More...)

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From “Click-tivism” to Direct Action – A Personal Journey

By Holly Templer, organiser with the Fossil Free Bristol campaign Today I received one of those “2 years ago” messages on Facebook and have been reminded of the day on which I became an activist. If you had told me two years ago that I would be planning a cycling trip to South Wales today, to (More...)