New research on the financial impacts of fossil fuel divestment

Our partners in 350 have shared some recent research on the financial impacts of fossil fuel divestment with us (thesis PDF,thesis summary PPT). This research was undertaken by Alison Shulz of the University of Kassel, Germany. It should be noted that the primary focus of the divestment-reinvestment campaign is on social impacts: discrediting the fossil fuel industry …

Fossil Free UCT campaign submits testimony on divestment to the UCT Institutional Reconciliation and Transformation Commission

The aims of the UCT Institutional Reconciliation and Transformation Commission (IRTC) include making ‘recommendations on institutional culture, transformation, decolonisation, discrimination, identity, disability and any other matters that the university community has raised over the past 18 months, or may wish to raise in the future.’ In the light of this mandate of the IRTC, we …

#KnysnaFires and #Capestorm should make South Africans think twice about their savings/investments in fossil fuel companies

Cape Town, 8 June:– It's difficult to directly link individual extreme weather events like the Cape storm and Knysna fires to climate change. But ever-increasing extreme weather events like these – and the Cape Town drought – are very much what has been predicted by scientists studying climate change. Climate change is caused by global …

UCT’s divestment think tank

This is the summary of the UCT divestment think tank held on 15 May 2017 at Hlanganani Junction, UCT. Fossil fuel divestment in itself is a strong signal that will notify internal and external communities throughout all sectors, of serious engagement with the topic of responsible investment, future development and planning and transformative action. UCT …

‘No jobs on a dead planet’

Why South African unions should stop investing in fossil fuels and lobby for a just, planned transition to a green economy. Briefing compiled by Fossil Free South Africa, February 2017. Contact: David Le Page, david@fossilfreesa.org.za / +27845220968. PDF version here More jobs: Yes, the fossil fuel industry creates jobs, but it also creates climate change, air …