Global Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement

By Graham J Clark | If it's wrong to wreck the climate, it's wrong to profit from that wreckage.

Church of England fossil fuel divestment could have huge impact on business

Companies that fail to respond to the concerns of churches and others over the impact of their business on the environment will suffer serious damage …

Fossil fuel companies grow nervous as divestment movement grows stronger

LIMA, Peru — Though fossil fuel companies may wave their hands dismissively at the divestment movement, some nervous actions of late show more …

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Sydney University creates waves with investment ban on coal

The University of Sydney has become the first institution of its type in Australia to halt further investments in coalmining, a move likely to send …

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The World Council of Churches divests from fossil fuels

Goodness me, the fossil fuel divestment movement is growing fast.<p>I was impressed a few weeks ago when a top Catholic university and Union Theological …

Stanford to divest from coal companies

Acting on a recommendation of Stanford's Advisory Panel on Investment Responsibility and Licensing, the Board of Trustees announced that Stanford …

Are the economics and ethics of fossil fuel divestment aligning? | Climate Home - climate change news

<b>Divestment movement needs to explain why fossil fuel investments will end in financial disaster</b><p>Students protest the links between the University of …

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Brown University's Misguided Vote to Not Divest From Coal

Today, on the anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, Brown University defied the will of its student body and its own investment advisory committee and voted not to divest from the 15 largest U.S. coal companies.<p>"I'm deeply disappointed in our administration," said Brown student Ruby Goldberg '17. "The …

Activists push big Canadian investors to dump energy stocks

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The Harvard Corporation and Fossil Fuel Divestment

In his Annual Message to Congress December 1, 1862, discussing slavery, Abraham Lincoln remarked, "Fellow-citizens, <i>we</i> cannot escape history." Lincoln floated a plan to end slavery over 37 years, in part through colonization of Africa.<p>The Harvard Corporation has a strong presumption against …

Campaign against fossil fuels growing, says study

Investors being persuaded to take their money out of fossil fuel sector, according to University of Oxford study<p>A campaign to persuade investors to take their money out of the fossil fuel sector is growing faster than any previous divestment campaign and could cause significant damage to coal, oil …

In First Vote, Columbia College Students Back Fossil Fuel Divestment

73.7 percent of voting Columbia College students have backed a call for the university to divest from fossil fuel companies.<p>The ballot initiative was included as part of an election for student body representatives that took place this week. It was authored by Barnard Columbia Divest, a student …

Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign Spreads to Europe

The fast growing fossil fuel divestment campaign is headed to Europe.<p>This Oct. 27 to Nov. 1, 350.org co-founder Bill McKibben and allies like Greenpeace International's executive director Kumi Naidoo will lead a speaking tour to five cities in Europe to help spark a continent-wide divestment effort.<p>…

Faust and Fossil Fuels | Opinion | The Harvard Crimson

Nearly two weeks ago, President Drew G. Faust addressed a letter to the Harvard community in which she rejected the idea of divesting the …

Stranded assets, anyone? Testing times for the fossil fuel market

The phrase “buyer beware” is a particularly pertinent one for fossil fuel investors in the current market. The combined effects of global climate …

On 40th Anniversary of Arab Oil Embargo, A Chance to Master Our Own Energy Destiny – The Great Energy Challenge Blog

This week, the United States faces down the looming deadline for extending its debt ceiling, a line in the sand that economists say could have dire consequences for our nation’s and the world’s economy if the U.S. defaults on its credit obligations. With the federal government shut down for nearly …

Students fight climate change, cite personal reasons

Students cite their future as the reason for getting involved with climate change activism on campus.<p>2040.<p>If energy consumption continues to grow at its current rate, that's when the level of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere will cause permanent climate change, according to a new U.N. report.<p>That …

Anglican Church leads the way in fossil fuel divestment

Five Anglican Church Dioceses lead the way in fossil fuel divestment<p>350 Aotearoa is celebrating another fossil fuel divestment announcement today, …

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Can The Growing Student Movement To Divest Colleges From Fossil Fuels Succeed?

Inside the campaign to have Harvard sell off its oil and gas company stocks.<p>Alyssa Chan, a sophomore at Harvard University, had never been involved in activism before coming to college. Now she’s heading up a group of students who are asking the world’s richest university to use its financial clout …

Providence City Council passes resolution to divest from coal

Providence City Council passed a resolution 11-1 in June that committed the city to divestment from any of its holdings in the top 200 fossil fuel …

Is Divestment from Fossil Fuels a Sound Financial Play?

<b>By Patrick McVeigh</b><p>In the 1980s, investors played an important role in helping to end apartheid in South Africa by divesting their investments in …

Fossil Fuel Reserves Will Have To Be Left In The Ground: IPCC Report

The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which I very briefly summarised yesterday, has some huge and obvious …