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.
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— Richard Brooks ☀️ (@RichBrooks350) July 1, 2020
— Jamie Russell (@JamieRussell_74) June 29, 2020
Full story 👇https://t.co/RLrHNhGsgF
— Insure Our Future Global (@InsOurFuture) June 26, 2020
The Vatican calls on Catholics do divest from fossil fuels!@BostonCollege has run out of excuses. It's time to divest.
Statement from Climate Justice BC 🌎📜 pic.twitter.com/gre0wZ0pIw
— Fossil Free (Boston College) (@Fossil_Free) June 19, 2020
New Vatican document outlines city-state's environmental efforts. 227-page report includes suggestions for Catholic institutions, including divesting from fossil fuelshttps://t.co/Hv7wtRpwIH via @ncronline
— Mark Campanale (@CampanaleMark) June 18, 2020
On a busy day with actual good news, one more piece:
The Vatican just called for our planet's 1.2 billion Catholics to divest from fossil fuel stocks–indeed to 'shun' those companies. It is one of the great moments in a 10-year campaign–thanks to all!https://t.co/TM0azdP3Ur
— Bill McKibben (@billmckibben) June 18, 2020
Just a week to go until the petition to #StopEACOP is delivered to @StandardBankZA and @smbc_midosuke. 📢 Tell these banks to say NO to financing a new oil pipeline that will put communities, climate and wildlife at risk! https://t.co/0QRZohWsVl #FossilBanksNoThanks @350 pic.twitter.com/FoKoxbvJxE
— Global Catholic Climate Mvt. (@CathClimateMvmt) June 18, 2020
— US SIF (@US_SIF) June 17, 2020
— FFI (@FossilFreeIndxs) June 17, 2020
This is asset stranding: "BP to write off up to $17.5bn of assets". It said "coronavirus will have a lasting impact on the global economy and energy demand and sees the pandemic only accelerating a global shift towards cleaner fuels". https://t.co/fqD8Lb8vIe via @financialtimes
— Mark Campanale (@CampanaleMark) June 15, 2020
Fossil Fuel Reserves are already starting to become stranded assets: congratulations to the Universities, Pension Funds and more who've already divested! #strandedassets #divestmenthttps://t.co/cErnRKYyMs
— Rachel Purdon (@RachelPurdon) June 15, 2020
— FairFinanceInternational (@FairFinanceInt) June 9, 2020
— 350 Silicon Valley (@350sv) May 31, 2020
Today the Stanford faculty senate voted on whether to recommend divestment from fossil fuels to the board of trustees. They voted overwhelmingly to *keep* investing in fossils.
I watched the meeting. Three words to sum it up: ignorance, excuses, & cowardice.
— Ben Franta (@BenFranta) May 29, 2020
The University of Manchester has announced that it will end investments in fossil fuel reserve and extraction companies by 2022, and ‘decarbonise’ all investments by 2038. https://t.co/hYwuLPk06J
— Mark Campanale (@CampanaleMark) May 26, 2020
Canada's massive $400 billion public pension fund's investments in the energy sector dropped a whopping 23% in the past year. Nearly every other asset class was positive. Investing in fossil fuels doesn't pay. Time to #divest Canada@cppib #cdnpolihttps://t.co/ejWI7K1Bqv
— Richard Brooks ☀️ (@RichBrooks350) May 26, 2020
💥This is HUGE!!💥@OfficialUoM has committed to divest from fossil fuels 🎉🎉 We are very very proud of all the activists at @PeopleUom who campaigned for years and never accepted NO as an answer ✊✊ This is their victory!💥#fossilfree #divestnow pic.twitter.com/Bhu0qnLipW
— People & Planet (@peopleandplanet) May 26, 2020
Breaking: University of California completes fossil fuel #divestment of its full $126 billion portfolio. That's massive! If they can do it, any university and institution can.@UofCalifornia https://t.co/sHcPetAPTw
— Richard Brooks ☀️ (@RichBrooks350) May 20, 2020
— Daniel A. Zarrilli (@dzarrilli) May 20, 2020
The message from @JPMorgan shareholders is clear. 49.6% voted for resolution calling on bank to report "if and how" it intends to reduce emissions from its lending in line with keeping global temp rise below 1.5°. @JPMorgan needs to get it together and end fossil fuel financing. https://t.co/fRlv9oGyzY
— Fossil Banks No Thanks (@NoFossilBanks) May 19, 2020
Today is the online Annual General Meeting of @BNPParibas. 🇫🇷 BNP Paribas is the third largest fossil fuel financier in Europe. Since the adoption of the #ParisAgreement, the bank has financed the fossil fuel industry with $84 billion. #BankingonClimateChange pic.twitter.com/mhiHyjpWHi
— Fossil Banks No Thanks (@NoFossilBanks) May 19, 2020
Spain just catapulted itself into the climate leader's front row! It just passed the first national law to stop all expansion of production of oil, gas and coal and legislate a wind down of production and demand. https://t.co/xjcesXZsYM
— Clara Vondrich (@Clara_Vondrich) May 19, 2020
BREAKING: Today 42 faith institutions from 14 countries #divest from fossil fuels in the largest ever faith divestment announcement!@CathClimateMvmt @Oikoumene @WCCclimate @greenfaithworld @Greenanglicanshttps://t.co/qwKE4GsuBg pic.twitter.com/lOOxBoYqUa
— Operation Noah (@OperationNoah) May 18, 2020
Hundreds of churches across the UK divest more than £1 billion from fossil fuels. Methodist, Church of England, Baptist and Catholic churches will join 42 faith-based institutions in 14 countries in the biggest ever joint divestment by religious groups. https://t.co/XpdYJMNx6d
— Mark Campanale (@CampanaleMark) May 18, 2020
ICYMI: Last week, Warren Buffett – the Oracle of Omaha who has more money than Willy Wonka has chocolate bars – conceded divestment activists were right all along: “Any shareholder in any oil-producing company, you join me in having made a mistake” https://t.co/LjVcgVjPGf #divest
— Clara Vondrich (@Clara_Vondrich) May 16, 2020
Instagram photo by @divestharvard, showing the disastrous impacts of the climate crisis, to which Harvard and other academic institutions are not whatsoever adequately responding – https://t.co/n6rHGlPFR8 #Divest #Divestment #ClimateCrisis
— Aryt Alasti (@AAlasti) May 16, 2020
— Ilja van Weringh (@vanweringh) May 15, 2020
#Divestment news! @FT reports that @NorgesBank has sold its stake in @RWE_AG, @Glencore and @AngloAmerican due to #Coal use. @bhp, @uniper_energy and @EnelGroup placed on watch list. Great move and powerful signal to markets. #EndCoal https://t.co/p3LwZjNj0k
— Adam Pawloff (@Adam_Pawloff) May 13, 2020
— Richard Brooks ☀️ (@RichBrooks350) May 13, 2020
Great news to start the week! Oxford University go above and beyond #divestment.
— Healthy Futures (@HealthyFuturez) May 11, 2020
Makes my day! “Rockefeller Bros Fund decided to sever #fossilfuel investments 6 years ago — & outpaced indices” with better returns! @washingtonpost #climate leaders #divestment https://t.co/5lHYKTuj1z
— Blair Palese 🌎 (@blairpalese) May 11, 2020
Life on Earth depends on the refinancing of coal, oil, gas becoming impossiblehttps://t.co/CcpHaDhW5l
— Market Forces (@market_forces) May 11, 2020
— The Oxford Student (@TheOxStu) May 9, 2020
— People & Planet (@peopleandplanet) May 7, 2020
— Operation Noah (@OperationNoah) May 6, 2020
Martha Billes, (former) University of guelph chancellor, resigned today out of protest citing the Board of Governor's decision to divest from fossil fuel investments in the endowment fund portfolios.
— Defunct Mayhem (@defunctmayhem) May 5, 2020
"State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli, has remained steadfast that fossil fuel stocks remain good investments" @NYSComptroller 1200 other institutions with $14 trillion in assets say otherwise and are divesting. #divestNY #divestment #Oilhttps://t.co/FCLuLOMFHg via @GothamGazette
— Richard Brooks ☀️ (@RichBrooks350) May 5, 2020
The International Energy Agency (IEA) asserts #COVIDー19 will "wipe out demand for fossil fuels" (…) and "renewable energy will be only resilient energy source".
— Elisabeth Jamieson (@ejamieso) May 5, 2020
We are incredibly happy to hear that @jpmorgan
will not renominate former @exxonmobil chairman Lee Raymond as lead director of its board.
A big congratulations to all NGOs and activists who pressured JP Morgan into taking this decision.@FairFinanceInt @StopMoneyPipe @majorityact https://t.co/DGAO0WIg9f
— Fossil Banks No Thanks (@NoFossilBanks) May 4, 2020
The era of #fossilfuels is over. We need to build anew.
No point to bail out industries that are inefficient, dirty, pollution-inducing and dangerous in bringing about #climatechange. They will die sooner or later, no point to hang on to them@edanshttps://t.co/wpmeFYTJFj pic.twitter.com/g8U7rYJnM9
— Dmitry Fotiyev (@DmitryFotiyev) May 4, 2020
TAKE MORE ACTION: https://t.co/08HE8TXVur
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— Stop the Money Pipeline (@StopMoneyPipe) May 2, 2020