The #fossilfuel #divestment movement has spread fast across the world and keeps on doing. It’s something like an ocean wave.
On this page I’ll try to collect the most recent news on the topic that I see on Twitter and that come from #divestpeople living on our planet.
Mostly: commitments to divest, calls on to divest, divestment data, articles about divestment, divest mob or other kinds of grass-roots initiatives gathering people.
If you hear of any, please tweet me. Tks in advance.
– – –
Big win for the climate! Toronto City Council backs a fossil fuel free future! Endorses the global call for a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty 22 – 2! Thanks @m_layton @shelleycarroll @JohnTory & all supportive councillors! We are making history! @fossiltreaty @TOforFuture pic.twitter.com/sWx7n71GqL
— ClimateFast (@ClimateFast) July 15, 2021
(1/3) Campaign Update! 📢 On July 9th, 2021, YU Fossil Free sent a letter urging @yorkuniversity's Board of Governors and Pension Fund Board of Trustees to take bold climate action and drop all fossil fuel assets from the university Pension Fund. pic.twitter.com/7D4ZtHrWQn
— YU Fossil Free (@YUfossilfree) July 13, 2021
— Operation Noah (@OperationNoah) July 6, 2021
— Aryt Alasti (@AAlasti) July 3, 2021
✊Insurers are starting to listen to our demands & the laggards have nowhere to hide. https://t.co/LmCdornM9W
— Insure Our Future Global (@InsOurFuture) July 2, 2021
“Do no harm” is baseline moral seriousness, which is to say, you can’t fund destruction & deception as a ministry opportunity. The @churchofengland must #divest from @exxonmobil & from all fossil fuel companies today: it’s simpler, humbler, bolder. @ChurchTimes @CottrellStephen https://t.co/1JJcy6WP9H
— Cameron Conant (@CameronConant) July 1, 2021
— Ethex (@ethexuk) June 28, 2021
— Matthew Rimmer (@DrRimmer) June 28, 2021
Fossil fuel #divestment means moving money out of unethical companies by getting rid of stocks, shares, bonds or investment funds that are harming people and our planet.
— TCC (@TCCWales) June 23, 2021
TCC community leaders are calling for @wrexhamcbc to vote to support #divesting the #ClwydPensionFund from fossil fuel. Councillors vote on Wednesday 23rd June. Live in Wrexham? Contact your councillor to ask them to support #divestment & make a real impact on the climate crisis. pic.twitter.com/C2KKsp1lwm
— TCC (@TCCWales) June 21, 2021
— Richard Brooks ☀️ (@R_BrooksStand) June 18, 2021
“Radical must be our guiding principle going forward. No baby steps, no slow transition, no gentle steering away from business as usual, and no more investments in dangerous, polluting #fossilfuels.” #ActOnClimate #StopTheMoneyPipeline #Divestment #vtpoli https://t.co/e4cVrrchsS
— 350 Vermont (@350Vermont) June 14, 2021
— Global Catholic Climate Movement (@CathClimateMvmt) June 14, 2021
— Aaron Magner (@aaronmagner) June 9, 2021
100+ economists, including @KateRaworth & @AnnPettifor, have today written to @G7 leaders urging them to #StopFundingFossils. They say this would help free up billions to invest in clean energy and a just & equitable transition away from oil and gas: https://t.co/Wox8C7LmAc. pic.twitter.com/R9IwHEwA2O
— Oil Change International (@PriceofOil) June 9, 2021
Climate risks keep rising – we must act decisively.
With control over 35 trillion USD of assets, insurance is a major player in the global economy.
Today I called on the insurance sector to direct their investments towards climate solutions, not pollution. pic.twitter.com/Eo6Tbfyx3l
— António Guterres (@antonioguterres) June 8, 2021
— Rapid Transition Alliance (@RapidTransition) June 7, 2021
— Kyla Tienhaara (@KylaTienhaara) June 7, 2021
.@CampanaleMark: "the problem is the investment world has not yet caught up with the sheer speed of the revolution, which has resulted in collapsing wind & #solar power prices & the fact it’s essentially “game over” for the #FossilFuel economy" https://t.co/RGRWMn9an7 #Divestment
— Carbon Tracker (@CarbonBubble) June 3, 2021
The £24bn Strathclyde Pension Fund, Scotland's largest Local Government Pension Scheme, is "putting fossil fuel companies on notice" by proposing to end investment in companies that aren't aligned with a safe climate future. #cdnpoli #ukpolitics #pensions https://t.co/BqW8J6ddXH
— Shift Action for Pension Wealth and Planet Health (@ActionShift) June 3, 2021
I’m still savouring this week’s news 🎆: @uwaterloo has committed to remove fossil fuels from its pension + endowment investments and to achieve 100% carbon neutrality by 2040. More details here👇 plus a thread of thanks. https://t.co/wghaK0P536
— Angela Carter (@AngelaVCarter) June 3, 2021
On June 1st, the University of Waterloo's Board of Governors unanimously voted in favour of a new carbon-neutral investment strategy. It is divestment by any other name, but its also more than that. Can be seen as the end of a years long campaign, & the beginning of something new pic.twitter.com/m1ZXa1Vz92
— Fossil Free UW (@FossilFreeUW) June 1, 2021
We couldn't have said it any better. 🙌
We all want to protect what we love from climate change.
— ProtectOurWintersUK (@uk_protect) May 27, 2021
Councils in the UK invest £10 billion in fossil fuels.
This has to stop.
This briefing lays out the case four councillors about why and how this has to stop in stark but easy to understand terms.
Send it to your councillors today. https://t.co/PHHAXd9vcM
— Platform (@PlatformLondon) May 25, 2021
So, this is huge… Largest federal employee union comes out for divesting the government pension plan from fossil fuel. https://t.co/acVNguw2zc
— Bill McKibben (@billmckibben) May 24, 2021
💰💰💰 A survey of 64 investors with almost $11tn in assets found only 17% believe oil and gas companies will transition to green energy.
…BP, Shell, Exxon… your own shareholders don't even believe you! ❌ https://t.co/Dv2VwEJmHQ
— UK Divest (@UKDivest) May 5, 2021
— Louise Rouse (@rouselouise) April 30, 2021
Shout out to #ontarioteacherspollutionplan for this great video.
— Schools4ClimateAction (@Schools4Climate) April 15, 2021
3rd largest US pension fund will restrict investments in oil sands companies—> “This action is tied to DiNapoli’s comprehensive Climate Action Plan to lower investment risks from #climate change & transition the Fund’s investment portfolio to net zero GHG emissions by 2040” https://t.co/QC0r2mhjRD
— Chris Fox (@ChristopherNFox) April 12, 2021
Reports from @blackrock and @MeketaInvGrp recently came out in favor of #divestment from #fossilfuels, citing investments showed a modest improvement! I testified at NJ's State Investment Council yesterday to urge officials to heed to @DivestNJ's advice. https://t.co/bKvVKj3qUb
— Yamika Ketu (@yamikanmecrazy) March 25, 2021
🚨🚨🚨New bill alert! I am excited to introduce bill #A06331 with my senate colleague @JabariBrisport. Divesting another state pension plan not only makes environmental sense, it makes economic sense! #divestnow pic.twitter.com/y1LSs2lfRD
— Anna Kelles (@annakelles) March 18, 2021
BREAKING: AIA, one of the world’s biggest life insurers, kicks out coal! Divesting from coal “in support of the health and well-being of our customers and communities”, AIA sets an important precedent for other Asian investors. (1/3) https://t.co/uSKsKMCzHZ pic.twitter.com/bTGV1s5pnk
— Peter Bosshard (@PeterBosshard) March 17, 2021
🎉 2 WINS IN ONE WEEK! University of Brighton is the 86th UK university to go Fossil Free 🎉
— People & Planet (@peopleandplanet) March 12, 2021
— Fossielvrij NL🔥 (@FossielvrijNL) March 9, 2021
Another UK University goes fossil free! 👏👏🔥 https://t.co/dKCXJHJthB
— UK Divest (@UKDivest) March 8, 2021
The #RESPONDAct will help get the gigantic Thrift Savings Plan federal pension system's assets out of fossil fuels and supporting the energy transition. This is a great win for the #divestment and climate finance movements! https://t.co/580hnGbdQk
— 350 Montgomery Co. (@350MoCo) March 5, 2021
“As a university, we need to face the challenges of the climate crisis and play our part in addressing this in every way we can.” President David Farrar asked the Board of Governors to initiate a #FossilFuel #Divestment strategy. https://t.co/3kYaN3ETrk
— McMaster University (@McMasterU) March 4, 2021
Today we join together to #EndFossilFinance
Can you call the Bank of England to ask them what they're doing about climate crisis?
The answer: not much. But let's put the pressure on!https://t.co/0piwNLTWI6
— Fossil Free London (@fossilfreeLDN) February 26, 2021
Edinburgh Uni calls a halt to all investments in fossil fuel companies. The Vice Chancellor said "shifting our investments out of fossil fuels into…funds that positively impact society.. we're playing our part in fostering a…. sustainable future."https://t.co/gmxidzdmp3
— Mark Campanale (@CampanaleMark) February 26, 2021
— Edinburgh Futures Institute (@UoE_EFI) February 25, 2021
‼️ Hugely important report out today on how our local authorities are investing £billions in the fossil fuel companies most responsible for the climate crisis through pension funds.
We need to turn off the money tap and save public pensions.
— People & Planet (@peopleandplanet) February 23, 2021
💥💥TRINITY COLLEGE COMMITS TO FULL DIVESTMENT!!💥💥
This is a huge victory for student campaigners past and present! 4 years of public campaigning has finally led to a momentous win. Click here for the full story @FT 👉 https://t.co/4zCMfxc86x pic.twitter.com/ffyOU6GeHW
— Trinity Alumni for Divestment (@TDivestment) February 22, 2021
— Aryt Alasti (@AAlasti) February 22, 2021
HUGE. Today my alma mater, Trinity College, Cambridge, commits to fully divest its $2B endowment from ALL fossil fuels. Oxbridge's richest college, home of Newton & of more Nobels than any country but four, is finally putting its money where its minds are.https://t.co/5EbJjiN41Y
— Geoffrey Supran (@GeoffreySupran) February 22, 2021
Harvard students endorse All-Ivy League Statement Demanding Fossil Fuel Divestment. Ivy League universities are among the “most powerful and privileged institutions in the world,” with collective endowments of $135bn. https://t.co/8bzfxEatVz
— Mark Campanale (@CampanaleMark) February 22, 2021
Don't resist #divestment📢ending #financial support 4 #fossilfuel producers & #carbon-intensive industries is the right thing to do, to tackle #climate #biodiverity & #pollution emergencies of today https://t.co/eCJ2f7wVFk @politico @iyadabumoghli @AdamRogers2030 @andersen_inger
— Wondwosen (Wondy) Asnake Kibret (@WondyAK) February 19, 2021
— Fred Bentler (@Bentler) February 18, 2021
— Fossil Fuel Divest Harvard 🔶 (@DivestHarvard) February 17, 2021
— 350 Vermont (@350Vermont) February 17, 2021
🎉🎊 VICTORY! Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine commits to full divestment and goes Fossil Free 🎊🎉@LSTMnews becomes the 85th university in the UK to hold a divestment commitment, the result of long-term student organising.
— People & Planet (@peopleandplanet) February 11, 2021
If you still own #fossilfuel stocks, you are losing money while also supporting a dying industry & enriching CEOs – time to #divest from #fossilfuels, #divestment now #fossilfuelskill #PollutionKills @divestinvest pic.twitter.com/xuwdtl5WwB
— Wallace Global Fund (@WallaceGlobal) February 9, 2021
— FossilFreeCalifornia (@FossilFreeCA) February 9, 2021
.@CampanaleMark: “a lot of what is being called #divestment is actually people coming to a rational investment decision based on prices & signals from the market,” which “no longer believes in the #FossilFuel growth story” https://t.co/p1GfayPNwV
— Carbon Tracker (@CarbonBubble) February 4, 2021
— MIT Divest (@MitDivest) February 4, 2021
Divestment is seriously picking up steam with FIVE Canadian universities committing to divest in just over a year (@Concordia @UBC @uofg @mylakehead @uvic)!! 🎉🎉Considering how long divestment movements have been working at this, it's incredible progress. https://t.co/sjFarp6Vrr
— Michelle Marcus (@MichelleRMarcus) February 2, 2021
— The Rockefeller Foundation (@RockefellerFdn) February 3, 2021
Recent polling suggests that 3 million high street bank customers are "very likely" to change bank over their bank financing #FossilFuels .
— Good Money Week (@goodmoneyweek) February 3, 2021
Wow. French financial analysts now calculate that insurers that exit coal underwriting and investment see an increased company valuation of up to 9%
It turns out those crazy divestment hippies may be on to something after all https://t.co/JhoLDzjpCv
— Justin Guay (@Guay_JG) February 2, 2021
— Schools4ClimateAction (@Schools4Climate) January 28, 2021
Join @UNEP_FI @PSI_Initiative, the largest collaboration between the UN and the global insurance industry, for a unique 6-month #UN internship. To apply, visit https://t.co/Uk4Zn9KCDq. Deadline: 9 Feb 2021 #SustainableInsurance #ParisAgreement #SDGs
— UN PSI Initiative (@PSI_Initiative) January 28, 2021
#ManagersForFuture Statement (1/3)
— @Managers4Future (@Managers4Future) January 27, 2021
— Carbon Tracker (@CarbonBubble) January 25, 2021
📢 BREAKING! @BNPParibas Group, @CreditSuisse, @ING_news, and @Rabobank— responsible for financing the trade of over $5.5B in Amazon oil to the U.S. — are immediately excluding new Ecuadorian Amazon oil from their trading activities! Read in @Reuters https://t.co/m7HGMrbVuF pic.twitter.com/E3I7jNqpNj
— Amazon Watch (@amazonwatch) January 25, 2021
Today, I'm announcing that the NYC pension funds will divest an estimated $4 billion from fossil fuels—one of the largest fossil fuel divestments in the world.
Climate change is the fight of our lives—and must face it head on with everything we’ve got.https://t.co/mOnwNtlnS0
— Scott M. Stringer (@NYCComptroller) January 25, 2021
— Sally Longford (@SallyLongford) January 22, 2021
Big big news! Columbia Univ announces it has divested its fossil fuel stocks and will not invest in the industry 'for the foreseeable future.'
It joins Brown and Cornell in the Divested Ivies! Go Lions! And such thanks to amazing activists! @CDforCJ https://t.co/89zC79yjTa
— Bill McKibben (@billmckibben) January 22, 2021
Watch the Notts Pension Fund AGM https://t.co/Md4Dg0w9JV
More info & agendahttps://t.co/9pe31czPKX
More info about our divestment campaignhttps://t.co/a74RBmU2M0
— Divest Notts (@DivestNotts) January 21, 2021
— Schools4ClimateAction (@Schools4Climate) January 20, 2021
#Divestment News │ «@GuterresAntonio asked for a “strong commitment from all governments” to end fossil fuel subsidies, put a price on carbon, shift taxation from people to pollution, and end the construction of coal-fired power plants.» Via @UN ➡️ https://t.co/lRkkRezv9x
— Global Catholic Climate Movement (@CathClimateMvmt) January 20, 2021
Bank of France, the French central bank, announces exits to coal and cap O&G investments. By end of 2021 it will no longer invest in companies generating more than 2% of revenues from coal and reduce this to zero by 2024. Viva la France! https://t.co/gahu6OnqBQ via @ThisIsMoney
— Mark Campanale (@CampanaleMark) January 19, 2021
🗞️ [Communiqué] Dans le cadre de sa politique d'investissement responsable, la Banque de France renforce sa politique d'exclusion en matière d'#énergiesfossiles👉 https://t.co/AKpgshWyEF #ISR #Zerocharbon pic.twitter.com/NnkpQbY1xw
— Banque de France (@banquedefrance) January 18, 2021
TLDR: Follow this thread for our latest callouts of @Harvard & elite peer universities for their partnerships with the fossil fuel companies destroying our planet, communities, & futures. Let's make it a trend, folks. #FFMoneyWatch (inspired by #greentrolling icon @MaryHeglar)
— Fossil Fuel Divest Harvard 🔶 (@DivestHarvard) January 17, 2021
French climate disclosure laws effective in curbing fossil fuel financing, says central bank study https://t.co/ei10XDsXsV
— Morgan Després (@despresmorgan) January 16, 2021
— Aryt Alasti (@AAlasti) January 15, 2021
“To meet the upper Paris goal…requires a rapid phase-out of existing fossil fuel infrastructure, leaving no room for expansion of the gas industry” – 25 leading scientists at Australian universities https://t.co/6nzc6i2KmP
— Market Forces (@market_forces) January 14, 2021
-BUT the money pipeline for fossil fuels still hasn’t yet crumbled (hence, campaigns like @StopMoneyPipe)
– AND Covid-19 recovery is CRITICAL in putting us on a path to kick fossil fuels to the curb OR sustain an industry killing our communities & planet (hard choice, I know🤷♀️)
— ilanabana (@ilanabana) January 14, 2021
— Anthony Leiserowitz (@ecotone2) January 14, 2021
— Energy Watch Group (@EWGnetwork) January 13, 2021
Divestment from fossil fuels has accelerated in recent years – but banks have been accused of providing strings-free finance to companies driving #deforestation @cisl_cambridge #environment https://t.co/y3eWfX1lwF
— edie (@edie) January 13, 2021
A must-read assessment of oil and gas sector – now a terrible investment worthy of #divestment.
After a terrible 2020, the oil industry’s story has turned political https://t.co/dqT3IuxWOv
— Stephen Trew (@stephentrew) January 12, 2021
Building on the Canadian Medical Association’s commitment to a healthier planet, the Board voted to expand the 2015 resolution on divestment, committing to divesting investments in energy companies whose primary business relies on fossil fuels.
— Mark Campanale (@CampanaleMark) January 11, 2021
"Money won’t win a sustainable future on its own, but as part of a global climate movement that’s driving change across society, #divestment is making the future brighter."
Read this review of the fantastic campaigning in 2020 https://t.co/ikjPl0xre7
— Friends of the Earth Scotland 🌎 (@FoEScot) January 10, 2021
Oil lawyers shouldn't be top administration officials.
That's it. That's the tweet. https://t.co/nPEil7EXEK
— Fossil Fuel Divest Harvard 🔶 (@DivestHarvard) January 9, 2021
— IEEFA.org (@ieefa_institute) January 8, 2021
— Toronto350.org (@Toronto350) January 7, 2021
Students & teachers demand that @OtppInfo "halt all new investments in oil & gas, phase out current investments in the industry by 2025… & invest in infrastructure & companies that help build a zero-carbon economy." #onpoli #cdnpoli #climaterisk https://t.co/1fh8dPQnhu
— Shift Action for Pension Wealth and Planet Health (@ActionShift) January 7, 2021
Divestment Year In Review 2020 From CleanTechnica https://t.co/5yJVZBcORl
— Mark Campanale (@CampanaleMark) January 1, 2021