September 2018: FFSA’s research links

Our accumulated headline research from September. Bloomberg: New Climate Debate: How to Adapt to the End of the World The Guardian: 'We're moving to higher ground': America's era of climate mass migration is here The Guardian: Global temperature rises could be double those predicted by climate modelling Fin24: Funding of two new coal IPPs in …

Our petition campaign ads are in Business Day today – and we’re inviting you to our campaign closing event

Today was a big milestone for us, as we took out ads on p. 1 and p. 3 of Business Day, marking the achievement of over 2,000 signatures on our petition calling for SA's top asset managers and owners to give savers ways to invest for the climate-friendly, fossil fuel-free future we want. We're holding an evening …

Robert Armstrong: A South African fossil fuel divestment story

I work in the natural & organic retail industry, where we promote and offer products we believe lead to a healthy lifestyle. Our aim is to provide products and services that are healthy for people as well as for the planet. To do this, we try to source organically farmed or naturally sourced products, and …

Spotlight 25 July: Bishop Geoff Davies is calling for a secure, fossil fuel-free future in SA

To promote our Amandla.mobi petition calling on South African asset managers to support fossil fuel-free funds, we've launched a social media campaign on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram spotlighting some of the people and organisations that support this call. Wednesday's posts featured Bishop Geoff Davies of the Anglican Church and Southern African Faith Communities Environment Institute. …

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 …

Announcing our first-ever Divest Fest (24 February, 9.30am at 75 Harrington St, Cape Town)

Welcome to 2018, and the slightly mad state of play in South Africa right now: Day Zero is rapidly approaching in Cape Town, while cities and institutions of the stature of New York and Lloyds of London (the world's oldest insurance market) are divesting from fossil fuels – but South Africans still aren't widely questioning why …