Amazing news – we’ve passed 100 divestment commitments in the UK! It’s been incredible watching such a range of institutions – from universities, to faith, to health, to local government and pension funds – publicly commit to cut their ties with the fossil fuel industry, and see some of the incredible organising and campaigning that has got us there.
The Fossil Free campaign is just one part of the global movement for climate justice. As long as we weaken acceptance for the industry and keep escalating pressure, we’re on the right track and gaining strength. This is how we win.
All over the world May 5-13 activists are coming together calling for our institutions to cut their ties with the immoral fossil fuel industry. We've made some new resources to use all that energy to grow our movement well beyond this period of action.
It is official 2016 was the warmest year on record. Climate impacts are taking us into uncharted territory ravaging our planet via floods, forest fires, heatwaves, storms and drought.
Thousands of people around the world will be taking part in the Global Divestment Mobilisation 5 - 13 May. Here are some of their plans. What are yours?
Check out our new escalation guide for tips and inspiring stories to help you ramp up the pressure in time for the global divestment mobilisation 5 - 13th May
There are droughts and water crisis happening on all continents. Today, on World Water Day, we look at the way climate change threatens the watter supply in Sweden, where access to safe water is taken for granted.
After less than half a year of campaigning NUI Galway students have been successful with the university committing to divest from fossil fuels shares by the end of 2017.
Earlier today Umeå University went public with its decision to divest from fossil fuels. When institutions like Umeå University make a decision to divest, they not only cut their own ties to the fossil fuel industry, but they also signal that it's unacceptable for public institutions to support fossil fuels any longer and open the political space needed to bring about the transition to a renewable energy future.
Well done to students and Fossil Free campaigners at both the University of Bristol and King’s College London. In both cases it took 3 years of creative, public campaigning, engagement with university staff and escalation to succeed. Now the hard work begins!