• Divest Museum of Science and Industry From Fossil Fuels
    The Museum earns investment income from companies that profit from the extraction of fossil fuels, whose role in energy production is a major contributor to global warming. This undermines public confidence in the sincerity and validity of the Museum's programs for transmitting scientific knowledge. The other major Chicago science museum, the Field Museum, announced on November 13, 2015 that it had divested from fossil fuels some time ago. It is long past time for the Museum of Science and Industry to do so as well.
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  • Divest Albuquerque Academy from Fossil Fuels
    As the top college preparatory school in New Mexico, the Albuquerque Academy is educating the leadership of the future, our children. Yet by supporting their educational mission with fossil fuel monies, the school is taking away that future from its students. Removing fossil fuels in all ways from the Academy's investment portfolio sends a clear message to students and parents that the Academy cares about the world its students face and is willing to take real action to make that world a more hopeful place. Conversely, failing to take action is equivalent to condemning the school's graduates to a future of misery — subverting the education those graduates have worked for and families have paid for. We hope that the Academy sees the sense in supporting its role as a world-class educational institution by not contributing to a future in which education will not matter.
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    Created by Elizabeth Anker
  • Divest the Bronx High School of Science Endowment Fund from Fossil Fuels
    As a leading educator of future scientists, the Bronx Science endowment should not invest in companies that profit from carbon pollution. 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. Scientists 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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    Created by Jeremiah (Jay) Schuur
  • Divest the UN Joint Staff Pension Fund from fossil fuels
    Ban Ki-Moon convened a special UN Summit to catalyse action from world leaders to tackle the looming climate crisis last September. He is fully aware that we must leave 80% of the world's known fossil fuel reserves underground and immediately stop exploration for new ones. He must recognise the importance of putting the UN's money where its mouth is and lead the way by divesting the UN's Staff Pension Fund from fossil fuels. The UN Joint Staff Pension Fund is worth over $53 billion and represents the retirement savings of the majority of UN employees. By divesting the UN Pension Fund from fossil fuels, the UN can show that divesting from fossil fuels is both financially responsible and morally necessary. The UN can lead the way in mobilising other pension funds, institutions and investors to withdraw from the industry responsible for the climate crisis and begin to shift investments into the much-needed alternatives. On 21st September 2014 over 700,000 marched in cities and towns across the world to demand climate action, not words. Ban Ki Moon personally accepted a petition signed by over 2 million people whilst on the streets of New York, standing shoulder to shoulder with the People's Climate March. Now he must lead the way, and turns his words into action by divesting the UN Pension Fund from fossil fuels.
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  • DekaBank und Sparkassen - Kein Geld mehr für Kohle, Öl und Gas
    Trotz Verpflichtungen und vieler Bezeugungen zu einem nachhaltigen Bankgeschäft ist die DekaBank auf Platz 10 der deutschen Klimakillerbanken. Sie investiert 308 Mio. Euro allein in dreckige Kohlegeschäfte. Mindestens weitere 600 Mio Euro managed die DekaBank an Aktien und Anleihen der Top 200 Kohle-, Öl- und Gasunternehmen. Dazu gehören Firmen wie Rio Tinto, Royal Dutch Shell und RWE. Die DekaBank ist eine der größten Kreditinstitute in Deutschland und arbeitet mit dem Geld der deutschen Sparkassen. Die DekaBank managed somit die Ersparnisse unzähliger Kunden und regelt oftmals die Finanzen von deutschen Städten und Kommunen. Das bedeutet, dass deine Ersparnisse und das Geld deiner Stadt über die Sparkassen und die DekaBank in klimaschädliche Geschäfte gesteckt werden. Als öffentlich-rechtliche Kreditinstitute haben diese Banken eine besonders große Verantwortung gegenüber ihren Kunden. Auch deshalb bietet die DekaBank nachhaltige Bankprodukte an und schließt zum Beispiel Investitionen in die Tabackindustrie aus und erkennt den Deutschen Nachhaltigkeitskodex (DNK) an. Nun muss die DekaBank ihren Worten, Taten folgen lassen. Die globale Erderwärmung und die Konsequenzen erfordern mutige und ambitionierte Schritte. Deshalb fordern wir von der DekaBank Divestment von fossilen Brennstoffen. Quellen: http://www.facing-finance.org/de/database/investors/dekabankdekabank/ http://urgewald.org/kampagne/meine-bank-klima-killer/deutsche-klima http://www.facing-finance.org/wp-content/blogs.dir/16/files/2012/12/Profundo-Shares-Bonds-manged.pdf
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  • WILL ONTARIO TEACHERS GIVE TARSANDS OIL A FAILING GRADE?
    Teachers are thought leaders, nurturing the next generation of citizens who will be responsible for life on our commonly shared planet. Working together, teachers can demand as much as $17 billion of THEIR pension funds be re-directed to green energy projects that will employ their students and reduce carbon emissions in Canada dramatically. Teachers encourage such ethics in their students; now it's time to walk the talk. Each signature will help teachers re-direct those mighty funds in new and exciting ways that will have significant impact on Canada's carbon contribution to the Canadian environment and help give us a safer, greener country, and planet.
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  • AnsvarligFremtid
    It is immoral to earn money from the destruction of our planet. This is why we need to divest from the big coal, oil and gas companies profiting from this desctruction.
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  • Raus aus fossilen Brennstoffen – keine KfW Gelder für neue Kohleprojekte!
    Die internationalen Klimaverhandlungen stagnieren, während die CO2-Emissionen weiter dramatisch steigen. Dabei gehört die Nutzung von Kohle zu den größten Treibern des menschengemachten Klimawandels. Selbst die Internationale Energieagentur (IEA) warnt eindringlich, dass keine neuen Kohlekraftwerke mehr gebaut werden dürfen. Einige öffentliche Banken, darunter die Weltbank und die Europäische Investitionsbank, schränken ihre Kohleinvestitionen massiv ein – nicht jedoch die KfW (Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau). Dabei tragen alle Investitionen in Kohle und in andere fossile Brennstoffe dazu bei, dass sich eine „Kohlenstoffblase“ bildet: Die nachgewiesenen Rohstoffreserven von fossilen Unternehmen (nach denen sich ihr Börsenwert berechnet) enthalten etwa fünf mal so viel CO2 wie maximal noch in die Atmosphäre ausgestoßen werden darf, wenn die Erderwärmung auf 2°C begrenzt werden soll. Deshalb formt sich eine Bewegung, die von Universitäten, Kommunen, Banken, Pensionsfonds fordert, ihr Geld nicht mehr in fossilen Unternehmen anzulegen, also zu desinvestieren. 350.org hat nun mit dieser Arbeit in Deutschland begonnen. Gleichzeitig sind Desinvestitions-Kampagnen in Schweden, den Niederlanden, der Schweiz und in England aktiv. Der große Erfolg der Fossil Free Kampagne in den USA, Australien und Neuseeland zeigt, dass wir auf dem richtigen Weg sind. Um den Schwung der Fossil Free Europe Tour in Berlin zu nutzen, wollen wir als erstes der KfW Beine machen: Sie fördert zwar seit vielen Jahren Energieeffizienz, erneuerbare Energien sowie Umwelt- und Klimaprojekte, doch gleichzeitig konterkariert sie ihr eigenes Engagement, indem sie aktuell am Neubau von mindestens neun Kohlekraftwerken, zwei Kohleminen und mehreren Kohleinfrastrukturprojekten weltweit beteiligt ist. In Kürze will die KfW über einen Kredit für das neue Braunkohlekraftwerk Ptolemaida V in Griechenland entscheiden. Nun ist es an der Zeit für uns zu Handeln: So wie die klima-allianz deutschland und urgewald e.V. fordern wir die KfW auf, zukünftige Investitionen in Kohleprojekte zu stoppen und bei Ptolemaida V zu beginnen. Wir bitten Euch: unterzeichnet die Petition an die KfW, Investitionen in Kohle zu stoppen. Go Fossil Free.
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    Created by Christine Langkamp
  • VANGUARD, FIDELITY, SCHWAB: WE WANT FOSSIL-FREE MUTUAL FUNDS.
    I want to invest in a livable future for all of us and the generations to come. Continued dependence on fossil fuels is not environmentally sustainable. With the escalation of global warming, it has become clear that it is financially reckless and morally wrong to support business as usual in fossil fuels development.
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  • Fossil Free NYBG
    As a leader in education and science, the Garden has a responsibility to stand up to climate change polluters and show leadership by divesting from fossil fuel interests.
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  • Vi vill se fossilfria pensionspengar
    "If it's wrong to wreck the climate, then it's wrong to profit from that wreckage"! Det är inte många institutioner idag som placerar sina tillgångar i vapenindustrin - det är helt enkelt betraktat som omoraliskt. Människor håller med varandra om att vapen inte är okej att stödja. Det klimatrörelsen insett är att olja, kol och gas också är vapen - vapen riktade mot atmosfären, klimatet och vår framtid. Därför är det inte okej att placera sina pengar hos, och därmed stödja, fossilindustrin. Fossil Free är en internationell kampanj för att flytta våra gemensamma tillgångar (skattepengar och andra resurser) från investeringar i olja, kol och gas. AP-fonderna består dessutom av pengar som ska ge oss en dräglig framtid. Det blir därmed motsägelsefullt att dessa pengar samtidigt bidrar till stora klimatförändringar och en ohållbar energiförsörjning. Det ligger i såväl ungas som äldres intresse att AP-fonderna blir fossilfria! Se gärna "Do the Math", en film som beskriver problematiken med att fossilindustrin ges fria tyglar (med stöd av våra pengar): http://vimeo.com/66066932
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  • Divest Gareth Morgan Investments Kiwisaver
    People who invest in Gareth Morgan Kiwisaver care for their futures. But those futures will be bleak indeed if fossil fuels continue to be extracted and burnt at the rate at which they are today. Kiwis love our biodiversity and we love our lifestyle. We want others to have a fair go, and we don't want to see vast fortunes being made by the few at the expense of increased droughts, desertification, floods, famines and wars. Those of us who are lucky enough to have a little money to invest in our future, want to invest it wisely. There is no economic sustainability without environmental sustainability. Let us have the choice to invest in a future without the worst excesses of global climate change. Listen to ordinary Kiwis- divest fossil fuel investments now.
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