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Fossil Fuel Divestment

Global Divestment Comes of Age

Dave Pruett | Posted 01.27.2015 | Green
Dave Pruett

Because of the likelihood that a large fraction of today's known fossil-fuel reserves will become "stranded," fossil fuels no longer represent safe investments. Thus, continued reliance on fossil fuels is neither safe environmentally nor safe economically.

Self-Interest Will Drive Fossil Fuel Divestment More Than Idealism

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 01.23.2015 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

If anyone needed more proof that economics trumps sustainability: low gas prices are causing a plunge in electric vehicle and hybrid sales.

Third College In Vermont Divests From Fossil Fuels

AP | Posted 01.13.2015 | Green

PLAINFIELD, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's Goddard College says it has completed its divestment from fossil fuel company investments, making it the third coll...

Divesting from Fossil Fuels a 'No-Brainer'

Dawn Morais | Posted 01.16.2015 | Hawaii
Dawn Morais

It was a fine way to mark an anniversary of sorts. This time last year, the Regents of the University of Hawaiʻi (UH) had adopted a sustainability policy. This week they discussed the wisdom of divesting from fossil fuels.

Be Unreasonable About the New Climate Economy

Dr. Nasser H. Saidi | Posted 12.24.2014 | Green
Dr. Nasser H. Saidi

The MENA region has timidly begun on a path to making its societies climate-ready and its energy policies climate-friendly. Given its resources, it can play a central role in moving to the new climate economy. And yet despite progress, there is still a long way to go.

Cold Anger in Restless Times: The Growing Movement for Racial and Social Justice

Peter Dreier | Posted 12.06.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

We need a bold inter-racial movement to demand social justice for all of America's sons and daughters. That movement is already underway.

A Fossil Fuel Scandal at the Climate Talks in Lima

Jamie Henn | Posted 12.06.2014 | Green
Jamie Henn

If you were looking for evidence that the divestment movement is beginning to put serious pressure on the fossil fuel industry, look no further.

Better Than Disinvestment: A More Effective Move Against Climate Change

Barbara R. Bergmann | Posted 01.25.2015 | Politics
Barbara R. Bergmann

Students and alumni who want action against climate change are pressing universities to rid their endowment funds of the stocks of companies that produce fossil fuels. But it is worth asking whether some other tactic might be more effective.

Harvard Students File Divestment Lawsuit

AP | Posted 01.20.2015 | Green

BOSTON (AP) — Seven Harvard University students have filed a lawsuit asking a judge to force the university's governing body to divest from fossil f...

American University: Rising for Fossil Fuel Divestment

Julian Gomez | Posted 01.15.2015 | Green
Julian Gomez

On Monday, Nov. 17 at 1 pm, hundreds of students, faculty, alumni, and community members will gather at American University for the largest action ever organized by Fossil Free American University, a student group that has been organizing for divestment for two years.

The U.S.-China Climate Deal Strengthens the Case for Fossil Fuel Divestment

Jamie Henn | Posted 01.12.2015 | Green
Jamie Henn

No one strategy can combat climate change and divestment is no exception. But as the U.S. and China just demonstrated, the possibility of failure isn't an excuse for inaction.

Interview with Bill McKibben: 'When the History of This Time Is Written'

Aiko Stevenson | Posted 01.10.2015 | Green
Aiko Stevenson

Having penned one of the first books about climate change some 25 years ago, McKibben presumed that "reason" would ultimately prevail. And, named by Foreign Policy as one of the top 100 thinkers of our time, he ought to have been right.

College Faculty Backing Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement

AP | Posted 01.10.2015 | Green

BOSTON (AP) — The largely student-led movement at many Boston area colleges urging their schools to divest from fossil fuel companies is getting an ...

PUMP - How, When and Why to End Our Oil Reliance

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 12.28.2014 | Teen
KIDS FIRST!

This film is a wake up call offering alternatives that you can implement today and help break the oil monopoly.

Wake-Up Call

Jane Vosburg | Posted 01.03.2015 | Green
Jane Vosburg

What will it take to rouse us from our deadly slumber? Nature nudges us awake, and we open an eye to see Katrina bearing down on New Orleans-- where...

Is Climate Risk a New and Troubling Source of Systemic Risk?

David W. Richardson, CFA | Posted 12.24.2014 | Money
David W. Richardson, CFA

There are signs that environmental risks, particularly extreme weather and government regulations to reduce pollution, are becoming both more material but also systemic, with the potential to affect large swathes of investment portfolios.

The Climate Is Changing

Tony Calandro | Posted 12.22.2014 | Business
Tony Calandro

To a large degree, the events that took place last month inside the UN Climate Summit are not where the momentum is coming from. It's coming from diverse segments in society, not being led government. This confluence of interests is beginning to change the climate on climate change.

Why We Fast With Divest Harvard

Talia Rothstein | Posted 12.20.2014 | Green
Talia Rothstein

On October 20, Harvard students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members will begin a week of fasting and reflection to call on our university to divest its $36.4 billion endowment from the fossil fuel industry. We believe that we have no other choice.

The People's Climate March

Peter Neill | Posted 11.30.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

Until we as ocean advocates can make the case that climate itself is a function of the ocean, along with its impact on fresh water, energy, food, health, and security, the UN and other agents of governance will continue to struggle with the compromised attitudes and actions, or lack thereof, promoted by vested interests.

Ben Walsh

How Wall Street Really Is Failing The Planet

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Walsh | Posted 09.26.2014 | Business

On Monday, thousands of protesters marched through lower Manhattan to call attention to Wall Street's role in causing global climate change. They were...

A Rough Week for Capitalism and a Time for New Leaders

Judith Samuelson | Posted 11.23.2014 | Business
Judith Samuelson

How will the change take place? If anything, the global nature of the protests this weekend points out that we are in this mess together -- capitalists, communists, environmentalists and We-the-People.

Movement To Divest From Fossil Fuels Grows

Reuters | Astrid Zweynert | Posted 11.22.2014 | Green

LONDON, Sept 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A growing movement of individuals and institutions selling off shares linked to fossil fuels has the ...

Oil Heirs Divesting From Fossil Fuels

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 09.22.2014 | Green

The Rockefeller family is divesting some of its massive fortune from fossil fuels, the New York Times reported on Sunday. The Rockefeller Brothers Fun...

A Zero Emissions Manifesto for the Climate Justice Movement

Tom Weis | Posted 11.11.2014 | Green
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Tom Weis

Top military experts and government institutions like the U.S. Department of Defense and National Intelligence Council warn that climate destabilization threatens our national security, yet global emissions just keep going up.

Yale University Ducks on Fossil Fuel Divest Decision--and Fails Leadership 101

Judith Samuelson | Posted 11.08.2014 | Green
Judith Samuelson

No one, least of all campaigners for divestment, thinks dumping some stocks solves the problem. Yale doesn't have the scale, power or influence to move markets. It does, however, have the scale, power and influence to be a catalytic force in the call for action on pricing carbon.