Global Divestment Day

The Global Divestment Mobilisation is LIVE

After months of preparation, the Global Divestment Mobilisation launches today.  From 5-13 May, thousands of people worldwide are intensifying their demands for institutions to divest from the companies most responsible for causing climate change. Regressive politics is on the rise and rumours are circulating again that Trump is about to pull the US out of (More...)

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Fossil Free California Campaign Launch

This guest blog post was written by Deborah Silvey, spokesperson for the Fossil Free CA Coordinating Team (and CalSTRS member). Fossil Free California launched its statewide campaign on February 13, Global Divestment Day. Divestment activists from all over Northern California gathered in Sacramento to urge that the two big state pension funds stop investing in fossil (More...)

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The community divestment movement is growing in places you never would’ve expected

On the first ever Global Divestment Day, the campaigns we know well were joined by thousands of new divestment supporters around the world who stepped out into the streets and plazas of their communities for the first time. These community divestment campaigns call on local governments, pension funds, or religious institutions to make their investments fossil (More...)

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UC Students Ask Regents: Whose Side Are You On?

  This piece was co-written by Jacob Soiffer, an undergraduate student at UC Berkeley; Alden Phinney, an undergraduate student at UCSC; and Emily Williams, Campaign Director with the California Student Sustainability Coalition. Fossil Free UCLA.   Californians demand real climate leadership. One week after the largest-ever anti-fracking rally — the March for Real Climate Leadership (More...)

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An Open Letter to Investors and International Policy Leaders,

February 12, 2015 The following letter was written by Leslie Samuelrich, President of Green Century Capital Management, and subsequently signed by additional fund managers in the United States and Australia.    An Open Letter to Investors and International Policy Leaders, For decades, the fossil fuel industry has opposed and undermined the policy solutions our world (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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First College in the Pacific Islands Divests from Fossil Fuels

As another set of uninspiring UN climate negotiations has come to a close in Lima, the first university in the Pacific Islands, the College of the Marshall Islands (CMI), has just voted unanimously to divest from fossil fuel companies. The Republic of the Marshall Islands comprises over 1,000 small, low-lying islands that are home to (More...)

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