A majority vote was passed in the Irish Parliament on first-of-its-kind fossil fuel divestment legislation. Ireland now has the historic opportunity to become the first country in the world to fully divest its sovereign wealth fund from coal, oil and gas.
Last May, the world-famous Louvre Museum in the heart of Paris had to be closed to rescue thousands of artworks from the rising waters of the Seine River, as Paris was hit by severe flooding. French president Hollande blamed the floods on climate change, which was soon after confirmed by scientists who found that the (More...)
On January 23rd in the first 100 hours after Inauguration, students are holding nationwide actions -- calling on their campuses to resist and reject Trump's climate denial by divesting from the fossil fuel industry and reinvesting in solutions to the climate crisis. (More...)
This post was written by Aru Shiney-Ajay, an 18-year-old first year at Swarthmore College. Aru has been organizing with the campus divestment campaign Swarthmore Mountain Justice for her first semester at school. Just over year has passed since the Paris Accords, the year that has been the hottest on record. But it has also been a (More...)
On December 4th, the Obama Administration announced that it will not grant Energy Transfer Partners the final permit for the Dakota Access Pipeline to drill under the Missouri River, and called for an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the project. This milestone is a testament to the amazing movement that indigenous leadership and the camps (More...)
This post was written by Sam Weinstein, a 19-year-old second year at UC Santa Cruz studying economics and sustainability studies. Sam has organized with Fossil Free UC since October 2015. As a liberal, living in a liberal place, the past month has been a test of diplomacy. And as for most liberals living in this liberal (More...)
“As laureates and scientists embracing Alfred Nobel’s final words, it is our expectation that the Nobel Foundation also act in the interest of humankind which includes caring for the health of the planet which we all rely upon,” (More...)
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...)