The faith community has played a leading role in the divestment movement, with hundreds of faith institutions around the world divesting and lending a strong moral voice to the case against the fossil fuel industry. For the Global Divestment Mobilisation, faith groups around the country – and the world – will be taking part and adding their voice.
There are droughts and water crisis happening on all continents. Today, on World Water Day, we look at the way climate change threatens the watter supply in Sweden, where access to safe water is taken for granted.
On 5th -13th May 2017, thousands of people around the world will be taking part in a Global Divestment Mobilisation – to highlight the devastating impacts of our institutions investments in fossil fuels and demand they do the right thing: divest!
On Tuesday 28 February, the Convocation of the University of Cape Town overwhelmingly passed a non-binding motion for the university to rid itself of all investments in fossil fuels within five years. Should the university council agree to this motion, it would make UCT the first African University to formally commit to divesting from fossil fuels.
If you’ve been reading the news lately, you have probably noticed a trend: all across the planet, a wave of right wing politicians with authoritarian tendencies have been rising to power — often using fear and hate to fuel the movements behind them.
Just over two months to go until May and lots of new events popping up on the map. Let’s take a look at some of them for inspiration on how to highlight the urgency of divesting from fossil-fuelled climate impacts.