Global Divestment Day 2015

Hundreds of demonstrators have rallied to pressure australia’s major banks “The time for investing in fossil fuels is over…” Today’s demonstration is one of hundreds taking place across the world as part of global divestment day, a movement that’s gained significant momentum over the past 2 years It’s been the fastest growing divestment campaign in […]

Top Pope Advisor Says Vatican Will Not Divest From Fossil Fuels

JESSICA DESVARIEUX: Welcome to the Real News Network. I’m Jessica Desvarieux in Baltimore. On Friday the head of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis, continued his tour with a visit to the UN General Assembly to deliver a speech on climate change. The Guardian, however, is reporting that one of the pope’s key advisors, Peter Turkson, […]

What is fossil fuel divestment and why does it matter? | Keep it in the ground

There’s this campaign going on, mainly in the US at the moment, and it’s a new way into the whole climate debate that is a bit different from, you know, change your lightbulbs. Divestment is a very simple idea. You just take your money away from companies that are involved in extracting fossil fuels. You […]

Why divest from fossil fuels?

[What if the story you’ve been told about climate change is wrong?] For years we’ve been told that climate change is this huge problem with a simple solution: change a lightbulb, drive less. I think common sense told us it was going to take a lot more than that. We were set up to think […]

Fossil Fuels Divestment Reaches $6.24 Trillion

SHARMINI PERIES: It’s The Real News Network. I’m Sharmini Peries, coming to you from Baltimore. Fossil fuel divestment has become a global phenomenon. This week, the Global Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement released a new report showcasing an incredible growth in scale and impact of the movement. According to this report, close to 1000 institutional investors […]