Thursday, August 5, 2021

Tag: fossil fuel divestment

New report: World’s 60 largest banks have poured $3.8 trillion into...

Even amidst the global economic downturn, fossil fuel financing numbers were higher in 2020 than 2016.

Rutgers University makes ‘powerful decision’ to divest from fossil fuel

“This decision aligns with Rutgers’ mission to advance public health and social justice.”

‘A big deal’: Bill McKibben on Rutgers fossil fuel divestment &...

Author, environmentalist and 350.org co-founder Bill McKibben says the Rutgers divestment decision is “a big deal,” especially as it happened at one of the oldest universities in the United States.

Trump administration targets banks divesting from fossil fuels in new anti-climate...

The OCC’s new rule could stunt divestment campaigns by requiring major banks to justify each individual decision to regulators using “quantitative, impartial risk-based standards established by the bank in advance.”

University of Cambridge announces divestment from fossil fuels after five-year student,...

The University of Cambridge announced it will "remove all direct and indirect investments in the fossil fuel industry from its £3.5 billion endowment fund by 2030."

What Norway’s big divestment decision means for fracking, tar sands and...

It appears it’s just cutting its losses on money-losing endeavors like fracking in America, tar sands oil production in Canada, and frontier exploration by U.K. companies in Africa and South-East Asia.

Inside the grassroots plan to get fossil fuel money out of...

To advocates who have been involved with both efforts, the No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge represents the extension of divestment’s logic into the political sphere.

Ireland votes to become the world’s first country to divest from...

“To have a fighting chance to combat catastrophic climate change, we must phase out fossil fuels.”

Why You Should Dump Your Oil, Coal and Gas Stocks if...

Big Coal and Big Oil are dead men walking. So if you have hopes in retiring on them, think again. Stocks in these companies will get you nowhere—they're outmoded and prone to crashing. It's time to put your securities elsewhere.

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Obama wants his private presidential center on public land—and mainstream media is looking the...

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A global anti-Olympics movement rises to challenge the games’ darker side

“The Olympics Games put tremendous pressure on the host city’s local budget, crash the democratic government process and destroy the environment."

The far right’s new-old war on women

From the Trumpists who attacked the U.S. Capitol to far-right populists in Europe, insecurities about women are a major ideological motivation that often goes underappreciated. Mainstream conservatives, in particular, should be wary of the role that gender issues play in opening the door to extremists.