• 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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  • FOSSIL FREE CITY WEERT NL
    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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  • Divest Santa Rosa From Fossil Fuels
    In the words of Seattle's Mayor McGinn, "We're the first generation to see the effects of climate change, and the last generation who can do anything about it." The world leaders agreed in the Copenhagen Climate Summit that raising the global temperature more than 2 degrees Celsius would be devastating for civilization. The burning of fossil fuels is the major contributor to the greenhouse gas build-up which causes global warming. To prevent climate chaos, the fossil fuel industries have to keep 80% of their reserves underground. They will not do this willingly. Therefore, Santa Rosa should join 36 other cities--including Seattle, San Francisco,Santa Monica, Richmond and Eugene--and permanently remove the dirty fuel companies from its portfolio. A stable climate would be the best gift we could give our children and grandchildren.
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  • Divest Worcester State University from Fossil Fuels
    Climate change is accelerating. We are witnessing the increasing impacts of a warming planet more and more consistently; in this last year alone our country experienced record-breaking heat, droughts, and hurricanes, which impacted hundreds of thousands of people and cost our country hundreds of billions of dollars. Hurricane Sandy alone caused $50 billion in damages. Experts agree that global warming caused by humans burning fossil fuels will continue to accelerate and intensify these tragic climate disasters. The scientific consensus is clear and overwhelming; we cannot safely burn even half of global fossil-fuel reserves without dangerously warming the planet for several thousand years.
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  • Fossil Free Lund
    Today fossil fuels (oil, gas and coal) stand for the biggest amount of negative impact on our climate and planet by far measures. 95% of the world's researchers have reached a consensus on the fact that climate change is mainly due to human activity. Therefore, change can happen and needs to happen now. And we need to be a vital part of that change which is the national movement Fossil Free Sweden; hence be a part of the solution for a more sustainable world. There is already a Fossil Free Lund University Campaign launched and we need to make this change happen on all levels.
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  • Divest the City of Bakersfield from Fossil Fuels
    Our local government has a responsibility to divest from an industry that’s destroying our future, and reinvest in solutions to climate change. We can not count on the federal government, even as extreme weather events like the record rain fall in the Duluth area last Spring overwhelm local budgets. 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 now!
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  • City of Pittsburgh: Invest in Thrive-ability - Divest from Fossil Fuel
    There is a worldwide movement which focuses on leaving as much of the earth's carbon reserves as possible in the ground. Scientists have done the simple math. We have increased the temperature by less than 1 degree Celsius and it is hard to imagine what life will be like when we reach 2 degrees Celsius. We can release up to 565 more gigatons of carbon dioxide by burning fossil fuels and stay below 2 degrees C of warming. If we burn more than that we risk catastrophe for life on earth. Fossil fuel corporations how have 2,795 gigatons in their reserves - five times the safe amount. If fuel companies carry out their stated missions by utilizing the known reserves they currently own or have rights to, Earth will become inhospitable to life as we know it.
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    Created by Environmental Justice Committee Thomas Merton Center
  • Divest Oxfordshire from fossil fuels
    Our local authority 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 the planet. So Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council should 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 Oxfordshire wish to support an alternative, sustainable energy future that will leave the planet in a shape that allows us, our children and grandchildren to live safely on it. 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.
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