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The Week of Action to Stop Barclays Fracking has begun!

The week of action targeting Barclays over their support for fracking has officially begun! With 60+ actions around the country, we’ll be sending a clear message to Barclays they can’t afford to continue funding fracking, and must divest from fossil fuels. Please do join an action near you, or it’s not too late to register (More...)

Oil & Money: This is a Climate Crime Scene.

On Tuesday 18th October, join frontline communities and allies outside the ‘Oil & Money’ conference to declare it ‘a crime scene not a conference’. Meet 7.45am at Hyde Park Corner, or 6pm at The King’s Arms, W1J 7QA to join morning or afternoon demonstrations. This October, senior oil and gas executives from across the world (More...)


We released a kraken in the British Museum

On Sunday, theatrical action group BP or not BP? pulled off our most ambitious performance to date. Two hundred performers – dressed in an amazing variety of home-made ocean-themed costumes – took over the British Museum’s Great Court with an hour-long, multi-act, musical performance to flood the museum’s dirty sponsor, BP, out of the space. (More...)

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WIN: First UK pension fund divests from fossil fuels

Waltham Forest Pension Fund has become the first council scheme in the UK to commit to full divestment! Check out the press release and coverage below for more information… BREAKING: Waltham Forest becomes first UK pension fund to commit to #divest from fossil fuels! Amazing work from @DivestWF! #fossilfree — Fossil Free UK (@FossilFree_UK) (More...)

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Frack Barclays! A ‘How to Guide’ – Join the Webinar

Following the controversial decision to allow the first fracking in 5 years in Ryedale, North Yorkshire, a week of action has been called targeting the companies responsible. This October 24th-29th, people from all across the UK will be taking action against Barclays Bank over their support of the fracking industry, and ownership of Third Energy. (More...)


It’s all kicking off this October!

As Bill McKibben reminded us in his recent visit to the UK, this July was the hottest ever globally since records began. It was a chilling tale of what’s at stake, followed by a clear message that resistance is building. After the relative summer lull, everything is jumping back into action and this October is (More...)


Bill McKibben in London

Last weekend Bill McKibben visited London, 3 years on from the Fossil Free Tour which kicked off the divestment campaign in the UK.  A lot has changed since then and a whole movement has blossomed taking on the fossil fuel industry in our universities, local councils, churches, health organisations, charities and more. To celebrate, we hosted a day (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...)