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1 year since Paris: Make your pension #Parisproof

Today is December 12th– it’s exactly one year since historic climate deal was signed in Paris and the world finally agreed to cooperate in the fight against catastrophic climate change. The world committed to limit warming to 1.5 degrees. But in the last year we have witnessed record global temperatures month after month. Our institutions, (More...)

1 jaar na Parijs! We gaan pensioenfondsen #Parisproof maken! Help jij mee?

Het is vandaag 12 december. Precies een jaar geleden werd het klimaatakkoord van Parijs getekend. Eindelijk werd de wereld het eens: we moeten samenwerken om catastrofale gevolgen van klimaatverandering te voorkomen. Een scherper doel gaf ons nieuwe hoop: 1,5 graden. Tegelijk zien we op de thermometer ook dit jaar weer alle hitterecords sneuvelen. De tijd (More...)

EU vote signals a Fossil Free future for workplace pension funds

EU institutions have reached a deal on a reform of the IORPs (Institutions for Occupational Retirement Provision) Directive that affects workplace pension funds holding assets worth EUR 3.2 trillion on behalf of around 75 million citizens of the Union. The changes include a clear requirement for EU workplace pension funds to: consider climate risk and (More...)

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Stranded assets risk assessment now mandatory for EU pensions

EU institutions have just reached a deal on a reform of the IORPs (Institutions for Occupational Retirement Provision) Directive that affects pension funds holding assets worth EUR 3.2 trillion on behalf of around 75 million citizens of the Union. The changes include a clear requirement for EU pensions to consider climate and risks related to (More...)

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16 more UK 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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We are not drowning. We are fighting!

A while ago I went to see this new documentary by Josh Fox (Gasland): How to let go of the world and love all the things climate can’t change. A deeply personal story looking into the causes and effects of climate change. Realizing it may be too late to stop some of the worst consequences (More...)

The Utrecht University’s bank ABN Amro is complicit in Climate Destruction

ABN Amro is complicit in climate destruction with their investment in the Dakota Access Pipeline. “Why does my university accept the investments of this bank, while there is such a clear alternative?”, says Johanna Bozuwa from Fossil Free UU. “Put your money where your mouth is”, was the opening statement of UU president Marjan Oudeman (More...)

Het klimaatweekend van Martijn

Van 14 t/m 16 oktober 2016 was alweer het vierde klimaatweekend in de bossen bij Baarn. Georganiseerd door de Nederlandse Klimaatbeweging komen mensen, die op allerlei manieren bezig zijn met klimaatverandering en de gevolgen daarvan, samen om snode plannen te smeden.  Martijn van Den Haag Fossielvrij was er deze keer voor het eerst bij. Lees (More...)