Article by Olivia Goldin - UCL student and Fossil Free UCL member
On 5th -13th May 2017, thousands of people around the world will be taking part in a Global Divestment Mobilisation - to highlight the devastating impacts of our institutions investments in fossil fuels and demand they do the right thing: divest!
Good news! Divest Parliament - the campaign to get our MP’s pension fund out of fossil fuels - gained its first big win this week, as the Parliamentary Contributory Pension Fund (PCPF) has made its major investments public for the first time ever!
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!
Just over two months to go till the Global Divestment Mobilisation and lots of new events popping up on the map. Let's take a look at some of them for inspiration on how to highlight the urgency of divesting from fossil-fuelled climate impacts.
Climate artivists stage first protest performance inside the Louvre denouncing the museum's ties to oil and gas major Total
Yesterday evidence emerged that oil giant Shell has known about dangerous climate change, caused by the burning of its fossil fuels, for over 30 years. We’ve been betrayed, lied to, and sabotaged by the fossil fuel industry for decades. That time is over -- it’s time to divest. Join the Global Divestment Mobilisation in May!
Global Divestment Mobilisation is 2 months away. Sign up for a series of online workshops and resources to support you in planning and taking action for divestment wherever you are 5-13th May.
5th – 13th May – it’s time we took a stand together.
Divest London have today revealed that Sadiq Khan’s City Hall is investing millions in controversial and destructive fossil fuel projects across the world, including the Dakota Access and Kinder Morgan pipelines.