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16 more 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...)

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In the space of just 10 weeks…

The divestment movement has been gathering pace and building momentum ahead of the climate summit in Paris, where we announced today that more than 500 institutions representing over $3.4 trillion in assets have made some form of divestment commitment. On 21st September, we were at 400 institutions representing $2.6 trillion under management. In the past (More...)

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April Divest Digest: Spring heats up, big time

As spring warms up, people around the world have been turning up the heat on divestment. Direct action on campuses reached a boiling point in April, with divestment sit-ins, protests, and rallies sweeping across colleges and universities in the UK, Australia and the United States. We’ve also gained ground with some big names — everyone from the World Bank, HSBC, (More...)

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Edinburgh University on track for coal and tar sands divestment decision

Students at the University of Edinburgh have learned from sources inside yesterday’s meeting that the university’s Central Management Group (CMG) received a recommendation for the university to divest from companies involved in the coal and tar sands extraction. The recommendation would require Edinburgh University to divest from most large oil majors like BP, Shell and (More...)

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Christian theologians consider: “Is it ethical to invest in fossil fuels?”

In a new Bright Now paper, Christian theologians, scientists and environmentalists consider the question ‘Is it ethical to invest in fossil fuels?’, arguing that the Church must transition away from fossil fuels and towards clean energy as a matter of life and faith. As the international fossil fuel divestment movement grows, Churches around the world (More...)

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Can the Church of England transform the world’s biggest oil companies?

The Church of England is planning to submit shareholder resolutions to BP and Shell in an attempt to influence the ‘climate change strategy’ of the world’s two biggest oil companies. The Church of England has been criticised over the fossil fuel investments in its £9bn investment fund, about £101m of which are in Shell and £91.9m in BP. An (More...)

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