• Local Government Council Divestment Campaign in WA
    To maintain a liveable planet the United Nations is stating we need to keep 80% of our fossil fuels in the ground. We should appreciate our many renewable energy resources. Yet, our carbon emitting coal and gas industries continue to expand. Our banks and superannuation institutions invest trillions of dollars in the fossil fuel industry. Divestment, by moving money out of fossil fuels, sends a strong message that we no longer support companies that profit from climate change. “If it is wrong to wreck the planet then it is wrong to profit from that wreckage.” We have a choice. We must do all we possibly can to get money out of fossil fuels, as fast as we can to preserve a liveable planet for our children and grandchildren. The big four banks have loaned $36 billion since 2008 to new coal and gas projects in Australia. The coal and gas boom is threatening our farms, water resources, health, the environment and natural icons such as the Great Barrier Reef. It is also jeopardising our chances of keeping global warming to within manageable limits. The big banks are custodians of the majority of Australians’ money and most Local Councils have council/ratepayers money invested in them. They need to be held accountable for how it is used.
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  • Fossil Free Monona
    It’s simple math: we can emit 565 more gigatons of carbon dioxide and stay below 2°C of warming — anything more than that risks catastrophe for life on earth. The only problem? Burning the fossil fuel that corporations now have in their reserves would result in emitting 2,795 gigatons of carbon dioxide – five times the safe amount. At our current rate, we’ll blow through our 565-gigaton allowance in 16 years, around the time today’s preschoolers will be graduating from high school. Fossil fuel companies are planning to burn it all — unless we rise up to stop them. This will not be easy, but a movement has begun. Cities and communities across the planet are leading the fight against climate change. Like Monona, cities are adopting Sustainability plans, installing solar panels, and becoming more energy efficient. Now cities are adding another strategy in stopping the climate crisis: divestment from fossil fuels. As a stay at home mother of two young children, Monona resident Beth Esser decided she needed to get involved in the fossil fuel divestment movement after learning about this simple math and the crisis we are facing. In December Beth proposed to the City of Monona's Sustainability Committee that the city pass a divestment from fossil fuels resolution, similar to the resolutions Dane County, Madison, & Bayfield, WI passed last year. Individuals and cities can all work to decrease our fossil fuel use, but we also need to have changes in our policies and infrastructure to transition us off of fossil fuels and avoid the worst impacts of climate change. That is where divestment can play a role-increasing the pressure to force governments to address this issue head on. Please make your voice heard! Sign this petition to show your support that Monona should pass the fossil fuel divestment resolution. The resolution will be heading to the Monona City Council this summer and we need Monona residents to join this empowering and hopeful movement as we work to protect our planet for future generations. Thank you!
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    Det mangler ikke store ord og tanker om hva Norge skal drive med for å nå våre klimamål. Men i et samfunn som fortsatt går på oljesmurt høygir mangler det konkret handling innen nye fornybare verdikjeder. Det drives noe forskning og utvikling, men uten en stor industriell aktør med finansiell kraft til å gjennomføre de riktige prosjektene stopper de fleste initiativene opp. Dette gjør at studenter som har utdannet seg til å jobbe innen fornybar energi ikke har en reell mulighet til å jobbe med det de brenner for, men blir i stedet sluset inn i godt betalte petroleums jobber. Når også petroleumsindustrien begynner å møte motbakke og går til oppsigelser haster det mer enn noen gang med å få på plass nye næringer. De fleste ønsker å bruke arbeidslivet til noe som gir mening og som bidrar til en bedre framtid. At en del av Norges befolkning skal jobbe med petroleumsaktiviteter i mange år ses på som naturlig, men der er det ikke jobb for alle. Det haster derfor med å få på plass en satsning innen fornybar energi som kan skape arbeidsplasser for en grønn generasjon. Basert på vår energihistorie har hel, eller deleide statlige selskaper spilt en avgjørende rolle i etableringen av nye næringer. Vi tror at opprettelsen av Greenstat vil kunne bidra positivt til den grønne omleggingen vi ønsker.
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  • Konstanz - öffentliche Investitionen raus aus fossilen Brennstoffen
    Die Klimakrise und ihre Folgen stellen eine akute Gefahr für unsere Gesellschaften dar. Die globale Temperatur steigt kontinuierlich an. Schon heute sind die zerstörerischen Folgen dieser Entwicklung auch bei uns spürbar. Dazu gehören immer mehr extreme Hitzeperioden in europäischen Städten genauso wie die Jahrhundertfluten, die inzwischen alle 10 Jahre auftreten. Bei der “Jahrhundertflut” 2013 waren neun Bundesländer betroffen, in 55 Landkreisen musste Katastrophenalarm ausgerufen werden, Zehntausende Menschen mussten für Wochen ihre Wohnungen verlassen. Das Klima verändert sich buchstäblich vor unseren Augen. Beinahe alle Regierungen der Welt stimmen heute überein, dass eine Erwärmung um mehr als 2°C gefährlich wäre und durch katastrophale Rückkopplungen dazu führen könnte, dass auf unserem Planeten menschliches Leben unmöglich wird. Gleichzeitig bleiben uns nur noch weniger als 10 Jahre die entscheidenden Schritte einzuleiten um das 2° Ziel noch zu erreichen und eine sich immer weiter selbst verstärkende Erwärmung zu verhindern. Dazu müssen wir dafür sorgen, dass 80% aller heute bekannten Vorkommen fossiler Brennstoffe unter der Erde bleiben. Erdölkonzerne erschließen jedoch immer schneller die bestehenden Vorkommen und geben gleichzeitig Milliarden aus, um immer mehr fossile Brennstoffe zu finden. Wenn wir so weitermachen wie bisher, ist die Welt auf bestem Wege, fünfmal soviel fossile Brennstoffe zu verbrennen wie laut vorsichtigen Schätzungen „sicher“ wären.
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  • Divest the City of Beaverton from Fossil Fuels and Nuclear Power!
    Our local government has a responsibility to divest from an industry that’s destroying our future. We can reinvest in solutions to climate change! For more about my work on Climate Change as I prepare to become a Bar Mitzvah please visit: yitzchakadin.wordpress.com. We can not count on action by the federal government. We as individuals, citizens, and members of other organizations need to act also. Extreme weather events are overwhelming local budgets across our country. Nuclear power is no better--not only is it nuclear (and therefore terrible, which should be obvious)--fossil fuels are used heavily in its production and in attempts to minimize the hazard of storing nuclear waste. We have the solutions, but we won’t see any political progress on the issue until we can weaken the power of the fossil fuel industry. The bottom line is this: divestment is the only moral choice for governments that care about their citizens. Solving the climate crisis is the only practical choice for governments that care about their solvency. It's time to divest from fossil fuels and nuclear power now!
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  • Divest Douglas County Nebraska from Fossil Fuel Investments
    The faster emissions are reduced, the lower the risks posed by climate change. Delays in reducing emissions could commit the planet to a wide range of adverse impacts, especially if the sensitivity of the climate to greenhouse gases is on the higher end of the estimated range. • Waiting for unacceptable impacts to occur before taking action is imprudent because the effects of greenhouse gas emissions do not fully manifest themselves for decades and, once manifested, many of these changes will persist for hundreds or even thousands of years. • The sooner that serious efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions proceed, the less pressure there will be to make steeper (and thus likely more expensive) emission reductions later.
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  • Don't Let Seattle's Divestment Falter!
    The climate crisis is a profound threat to the Puget Sound region and the world. Fossil fuel companies possess proven reserves that would release approximately 2,795 gigatons of CO2, or five times the amount releasable without exceeding 2°C of warming, which the 2009 Copenhagen Accord indicated would be untenable for life as we know it. Seattle has been a national leader on the environment, and was the first city nationwide to commit to divestment; it's critical that we continue to lead the way.
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  • Deshacerse de todas las inversiones de combustible fósil en el Contado de Sonoma.
    Quemar petróleo, carbón, y gas natural (--fossil fuel--) ha causado cambios en el clima. Desastres como el huracán en Las Filipinas, las inundaciones del metro en Nueva York, la perdida de cultivos en Texas el año pasado, y las tormentas impredecibles son consecuencias de los cambios climáticos. Aunque los cambios climáticos ya están aquí, tenemos la oportunidad de hacer algo para prevenir un caos climático. La gente ordinaria, como usted y yo, tenemos que mandar un mensaje claro y conciso a las compañas de combustión fósil (como Exxon, Chevron, BP, Shell etc.) que no dejaremos que su avaricia destruya la vida de nuestro planeta. Podemos inicia el cambio ahora. Sea un pionero y, por favor firme esta petición. La petición es un mensaje a la Mesa Directiva del Contado de Sonoma pidiéndole que quite su inversión en las compañas de combustión fósil. Unidos a otras ciudades, contados, universidades, sitios de religión, y fondos de jubilación nuestra voz lograra un cambio para proteger nuestro derecho y el de nuestros hijos en la vida.
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    Het klimaat verandert steeds sneller. Door meer dan 180 landen is in het VN klimaatverdrag afgesproken dat we gevaarlijke klimaatverandering willen voorkomen. Dat is gedefinieerd als het voorkomen van een gemiddelde opwarming van de Aarde met 2 graden. Die 2 graden temperatuurstijging zullen we zeker niet voorkomen met de huidige maatregelen. Sterker nog, de fossiele industrie heeft nog zeer veel olie-, gas- en kolenvoorraden. Dit levert samen 2795 gigaton CO2 uitstoot op. En dat terwijl uit onderzoek is gebleken dat er nog maar 565 gigaton CO2 uitgestoten kan/mag worden om binnen de kritieke grens van 2 graden te blijven. De noodzaak om investeren in fosiele industrie een halt toe te roepen is dus enorm groot! Durft ook de gemeente Weert ook de stap te nemen en de keuze te maken voor een “Fossil Free” investeringsportfolio? Steun onze actie! ************************ The problem of climate change is becoming more urgent every day, and the proven reserves of the fossil fuel industry will cause five times as much carbon emissions then would be safe to burn. Therefore, we need to stop investing in the fossil fuel industry. Do you think Weert is willing to take this step and become “Fossil Free”? Support our action!
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  • Divest Sonoma County from Fossil Fuel
    Sonoma County's Climate Action Plan 2020 demonstrates how well citizens and leaders of Sonoma County work together to limit local greenhouse gas emissions. However, these actions alone will not be enough to prevent the looming climate chaos which the recent IPCC report warned us about. We have to prevent the fossil fuel industries from continuing to do business as usual. In fact, to save life on the planet, the fossil fuel companies must keep 80 percent of their reserves in the ground. Exxon spends $100,000 a day in search of new fossil fuel. This proves that, not only do they plan to burn the reserves they have, but they are also eager to find and burn more, and consequently change the planet forever. By divesting from fossil fuel, Sonoma County (along with universities, colleges, places of religion, other municipalities and retirement funds) will send a clear message to the fossil fuel companies that their greed and total disregard for the planet are no longer acceptable. We applaud Sonoma County’s goals to reduce GHG emissions to 25% below 1990 by 2020; committing to remain divested from fossil fuel is the right thing to do. We urge the Sonoma County Supervisors to pass this resolution to forgo any future investments in the fossil fuel industry.
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  • Powys, Divest from Fossil Fuels!
    Powys County Council has a duty to look out for the public good. Fossil fuels are in direct conflict with the public good: investing in them poses a risk both to investors and to our communities. PCC must take a moral, political and economic stand against them by taking our money away from fossil fuel companies and putting it into investments that are less at risk from climate change legislation and more compatible with our values. Divestment from fossil fuels would make a powerful statement that the fossil fuel industry is morally and economically unviable, and that the people of Powys wish to support an alternative, sustainable energy future that will leave our towns, villages and rural areas in a shape that allows us, our children and grandchildren to live safely in them. Financial research has called into question the valuations of fossil fuel companies due to their reliance on reserves which may become unburnable if carbon legislation comes into effect. So it's a question of our secure economic future as well. Join an international movement to demand divestment as a powerful, effective response to the realities of Climate Change. And protect the money of Powys, our money, from a bad investment.
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  • Malmö Stad - Join Fossil Free
    Malmö Stad har en viktig föregångsroll som miljöförebild i Sverige och bör därför självklart divestera även sina stiftelsers pengar ur kol, olja och gas.
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