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The Canadian Progressive: David Suzuki: Divest from damage and invest in a healthier future

Environmentalist David Suzuki on why fossil fuels are a bad investment for Canada. If we’re genuine about meeting the 2015 Paris Agreement climate change commitments, now is the time to divest. The post David Suzuki: Divest from damage and invest in a… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: David Suzuki: Divest from damage and invest in a healthier future

Environmental Law Alert Blog: This Earth Day: Celebrating the campaign to get local government out of the fossil fuel business

Friday, April 22, 2016 To celebrate Earth Day 2016, we’re highlighting the remarkable work o… . . . → Read More: Environmental Law Alert Blog: This Earth Day: Celebrating the campaign to get local government out of the fossil fuel business

Things Are Good: It’s Time To Divest

The use of coal to generate electricity is coming to an end, and one of the many reasons coal’s time is up is thanks to divestment. Divestment of fossil fuels has been argued on university campuses for years and started largely as a moral argument that we shouldn’t profit off the reckless destruction of the […]

The post It’s Time To Divest appeared first on Things Are Good.

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Things Are Good: Fossil Fuel Divestment Continues to be Profitable

The ongoing process of investment firms divesting from fossil fuels continues to be a good idea for the planet and for profits. It’s worth noting that the big push behind this was a student-led movement to get universities to divest their giant pools of money from unethical investments.

Let’s hope that this continues for many . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: Fossil Fuel Divestment Continues to be Profitable

The Canadian Progressive: Canadian Climate Activists Storm Toronto Stock Exchange, Demand Fossil Fuel Divestment

#GlobalDivestmentDay: Canadian climate justice activists disrupted the opening of the Toronto Stock Exchange, demanded immediate divestment from fossil fuels.

The post Canadian Climate Activists Storm Toronto Stock Exchange, Demand Fossil Fuel Divestment appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Things Are Good: Why Fossil Fuel Divestment Makes Sense

Rolling Stone has a great article looking into the logic of divestment, that is the growing trend to remove investments in fossil fuel companies and investing in renewable companies instead. On campuses around the world students have been pushing their schools to put their money where their mouth is by divesting.

It makes sense to . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: Why Fossil Fuel Divestment Makes Sense

The Disaffected Lib: Does Your Bank Back the Bomb?

We’re all familiar with the ongoing campaign to urge institutions such as universities and churches to divest their shareholdings in fossil fuel companies.

Well, if we believe that these institutions should be walking away from fossil fuels, how do we feel about their investments in the nuclear weapons industry?

A Dutch organization, Don’t Bank . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Does Your Bank Back the Bomb?

The Canadian Progressive: UBC Must Divest From Fossil Fuel Companies: Faculty Members

Open letter signed by 215 University of British Columbia faculty members asks university to divest from destructive fossil fuel companies within five years.

The post UBC Must Divest From Fossil Fuel Companies: Faculty Members appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Alberta Diary: Climate change divestment movement gains ground in church – but not in Canadian media or political circles

Ho-hum… Some typical Canadian reporters, hard at work … Actual Canadian newsrooms may not appear exactly as illustrated. Below: Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Is he more influential than we imagined in Alberta?

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When retired South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu visited Alberta’s Tarpatch capital of Fort McMurray last month and called the output from . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Climate change divestment movement gains ground in church – but not in Canadian media or political circles

The Canadian Progressive: World Council of Churches Endorses Fossil Fuel Divestment

The fellowship of over 300 churches representing some 590 million people in 150 countries, this week endorsed fossil fuel divestment.

The post World Council of Churches Endorses Fossil Fuel Divestment appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

350 or bust: University of Glasgow On Path Of Fossil Fuel Divestment

After this stunning banner drop, the working group set up by University of Glasgow to consider divestment has recommended full divestment from fossil fuels. A final decision should be approved in October 2014 by the University Court, just 12 months after Glasgow students launched their incredible campaign. * Read more: Glasgow University Working Group Recommends . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: University of Glasgow On Path Of Fossil Fuel Divestment

The Progressive Economics Forum: Global carbon budget is a harsh reality check for Canadian investors

The recent report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) should be a wake-up call for Canada. With a development model based on ever more fossil fuel extraction, Canada’s economy and financial markets are on a collision course with the urgent need for global climate action.

The IPCC, for the first time, stated an . . . → Read More: The Progressive Economics Forum: Global carbon budget is a harsh reality check for Canadian investors

The Progressive Economics Forum: Are Canadian investors headed for a carbon cliff?

An oped based on my and Brock Ellis’ recent report, Canada’s Carbon Liabilities, was published in iPolitics (alas, behind a pay wall):

Canada’s economic development model is on a collision course with the urgent need for global climate action. Worldwide, extreme weather events from drought to floods to powerful storms and record-breaking temperatures are making . . . → Read More: The Progressive Economics Forum: Are Canadian investors headed for a carbon cliff?

350 or bust: Let’s Stop Being Fossil Fools, And Just Say No To Bankrolling Climate Change

Via Fossil Free Canada: What do you call an industry that is planning to cook the planet? An industry responsible for destroying land, polluting the air and water, and violating the rights of people around the world? An industry who’s business model means burning over three times the amount of carbon our planetary carbon budget . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Let’s Stop Being Fossil Fools, And Just Say No To Bankrolling Climate Change