The #fossilfuel #divestment movement has spread fast across the world and keeps on doing. It’s something like an ocean wave.
On this page you’ll find some not-to-be-missed news on the topic. Mostly: commitments to divest, calls to divest, divestment data, articles about divestment, divestment mob etc.
If you hear of any, please tweet me. Thanks in advance.
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CLIMATE WIN! 🎉
Waltham Forest has become the first local authority pension fund to see through its commitment to divest from fossil fuels ✊💥
Here's how they did it and how you can take action against fossil fuels toohttps://t.co/skX5Lqexq9
— Friends of the Earth (@friends_earth) September 20, 2022
— Aryt Alasti (@AAlasti) August 30, 2022
🎉 VICTORY! Rose Bruford College becomes the first UK drama school to go Fossil Free!!!🎉
— People & Planet (@peopleandplanet) August 17, 2022
California's #divestment bill goes to its first Assembly Committee in TWO WEEKS!
Just 6 legislators stand between us & divesting the two largest public pensions in the country.
It only takes a few minutes to make a difference. #SB1173
— Stand.earth (@standearth) June 13, 2022
🎉The University of Leicester becomes the 94th UK university to divest from fossil fuels!!!🎉
— People & Planet (@peopleandplanet) May 31, 2022
BREAKING: California Senate passes fossil fuel #divestment bill!
— Stand.earth (@standearth) May 26, 2022
Councillors from 4 rival political parties have called on Scottish local government pension funds to end their investments in fossil fuels. FoE Scotland said it was “fantastic” that the call for divestment had resonated “across the political spectrum.”
— Mark Campanale (@CampanaleMark) May 18, 2022
Raising the question of #divestment from fossil fuels is a matter of fiduciary duty. @TIAA hasn’t even considered what its portfolio could look like without any reliance on coal, oil and gas companies. https://t.co/AZqFPoYW8f
— IEEFA.org (@ieefa_institute) May 16, 2022
This is the kind of religious leadership our world needs.
— GreenFaith (@greenfaithworld) May 10, 2022
The #Oregon State Treasury has at least $5.3 billion invested in #FossilFuel companies, a coalition of environmental groups said in a report Wednesday that blamed the state for adding to global warming + urged #divestment via @andrewselsky:https://t.co/8Zi7B7V0iq
— Andrew Bogrand (@andrewbogrand) April 20, 2022
So excited to see that Soros Fund Management has committed to #divest-invest its portfolio by "Ending all investments in new fossil fuel companies by no later than 2025 and divesting existing exposure". Philanthropic leaders are moving their $! https://t.co/tTSw7QfaBm
— Ellen Dorsey (@EllenD35) April 20, 2022
From @Reuters: New York pension officials said they will support shareholder resolutions filed at major banks seeking quick cuts to financing of new fossil fuel development, pushing climate issues to the fore of another shareholder meeting season
— Lee-Chin Institute (@Lee_Chin_Inst) April 14, 2022
— Mark Campanale (@CampanaleMark) April 5, 2022
Thank you for signing the #DivestPledge2022!
We are calling on candidates all across the UK and from all political parties to commit to taking action on runaway climate change and working to divest their pension fund.
— UK Divest (@UKDivest) April 4, 2022
— Dana R Fisher, PhD (@Fisher_DanaR) March 31, 2022
📣 BREAKING: 500+ Leading academics and climate experts sign new open letter calling on US &UK universities to ban all fossil fuel industry funding for climate change, environmental and energy policy research!
More at https://t.co/0BANnmylcR 📝
— Fossil Free Research (@FosFreeResearch) March 21, 2022
— 350 Vermont (@350Vermont) March 21, 2022
#Chicago: A #divestment ordinance has a good chance of passing the city council. It would require the city to divest from many fossil fuel companies. Call or email your alderman and tweet to @ChiTreasurer in support. To find your alderman, google "find my alderman." pic.twitter.com/wTwp0XprWC
— Etelka Lehoczky (@EtelkaL) March 17, 2022
None of the major #FossilFuel companies are Paris-compliant, including #TotalEnergies, who the @churchofengland’s @tp_initiative claim are on a pathway to align with 1.5°C in 2050 – a conclusion described as ‘misleading’ & ‘dangerous’ by @ReclaimFinance. https://t.co/1Uq2db91Cw
— Operation Noah (@OperationNoah) March 16, 2022
The fossil fuel #divestment movement keeps growing, but the healthcare sector has so far refrained from large-scale divestment.
— Stand.earth (@standearth) March 15, 2022
News: Girton College commits to full divestment from fossil fuel investments
Read more online⬇️ https://t.co/RWdqhB05X6
— Girton College (@GirtonCollege) March 10, 2022
— Aryt Alasti (@AAlasti) March 6, 2022
🚨 BREAKING: More than 450 organisations from 49 countries have just backed activists from #Ukraine demanding governments "reject and ban any import of fossil fuels from Russia and rapidly phase out all fossil fuels."
— Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty Initiative (@fossiltreaty) March 4, 2022
"@DivestStanford filed a complaint with the @AGRobBonta alleging that Stanford’s continued investment in the #fossilfuel industry violates California state law. #Divestment is @Stanford’s ethical imperative."@StanfordDaily @SenGonzalez33 @Y_Vs_Ahttps://t.co/4DvoLDi1AB
— Sierra Club CA Zero Waste Committee (@SCCAZeroWaste) March 2, 2022
Boom! We flipped the switch. Now come celebrate reaching 1507 institutions with assets over $40.43 Trillion divesting from fossil fuels!
— Richard Brooks ☀️ (@R_BrooksStand) March 1, 2022
— Operation Noah (@OperationNoah) February 28, 2022
— Aryt Alasti (@AAlasti) February 28, 2022
How fossil fuel investments are illegal for universities and other non-profit institutions.
The Fossil Free 5 legal complaints, explained.
— FossilFree5 (@FossilFree5) February 17, 2022
The €278bn fund for health workers will divest from any fossil fuel company by 2024 that doesn’t have a convincing & verifiable climate strategy. Meanwhile @HOOPPnow has no #netzero target & no plan to exclude investments in #fossilfuels. #onpoli #cdnpolihttps://t.co/MBT2BGT6tm
— Shift Action for Pension Wealth and Planet Health (@ActionShift) February 16, 2022
BREAKING: Student divestment campaigns at Yale, Vanderbilt, Princeton, MIT, and Stanford file legal complaints with state Attorneys General, claiming that investing in fossil fuels violates the UPMIFA. Read more @washingtonpost. https://t.co/rQyphGIigM
— FossilFree5 (@FossilFree5) February 16, 2022
#Divestment success! And it's the 1,505th!
Danish pension scheme #AkademikerPension decides to sell fossil fuel bonds. They're withdrawing 300mn € from oil & gas polluters. Climate criminals like #Exxon & #Equinor lost yet another investor. Who's next? https://t.co/5i6EUImRrp
— Fossil Free Berlin (@DivestBerlin) February 13, 2022
— Aryt Alasti (@AAlasti) February 13, 2022
Breaking: New York State does it again, this time divesting from 21 fracking companies valued at over $238 million, making this the largest divestment move by the pension ever.
— Richard Brooks ☀️ (@R_BrooksStand) February 9, 2022
— Bank.Green (@BankGreen_) February 9, 2022
East Sussex Pension Fund holds Brighton & Hove's pensions, where Councillors have backed a fresh request to end pension investments in fossil fuels.
The motion also called for the council to support the call for a “fossil fuel non-proliferation treaty”. https://t.co/wSD3ClipEq
— Mark Campanale (@CampanaleMark) February 7, 2022
'The Archbishop of Canterbury…said that @churchofengland…would “disinvest immediately” from any companies that did not meet its milestones. That has not been the case with #ExxonMobil.'https://t.co/o9fQcp23ba 🧵 pic.twitter.com/ZLpvDVeXR8
— Operation Noah (@OperationNoah) February 4, 2022
1/ BREAKING: Fossil Fuel Divest Harvard has signed @xr_cambridge’s open letter to @Cambridge_Uni calling on the university to show true climate leadership by cutting ties with oilfield services giant Schlumberger.
— Fossil Fuel Divest Harvard 🔶 (@DivestHarvard) February 2, 2022
— Aryt Alasti (@AAlasti) January 29, 2022
🗣️ "We've set ourselves a huge challenge around being net zero by 2030"
— UWE Bristol (@UWEBristol) January 28, 2022
— Bill McKibben (@billmckibben) January 28, 2022
UK’s biggest private pension fund [Universities Superannuation Scheme] to shift £5bn away from polluters…
— Puninda (@puninda) January 24, 2022
East Sussex Pension Fund says farewell to fossils with Osmosis global equity mandatehttps://t.co/VUtwGcF4SI
— IPE.com News (@IPEnews) January 20, 2022
NEW: Desmond Tutu, "Nobel Peace Prize-winning bishop, human rights champion & – who knew? – #climate activist. In his later years South Africa’s anti-apartheid crusader wielded his power & experience to promote #fossilfuel #divestment" by @blairpalese.https://t.co/ZOQmUzeIT6 pic.twitter.com/anR67t8n4X
— Climate & Capital Media (@ClimateandCap) January 7, 2022