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350Africa Arab World – Staff Letter to Trump

In response to President Trump’s executive order barring entry to the United States from refugees, migrants and foreign nationals from seven-Muslim countries, staff members at 350.org from the targeted region have issued the following letter to the US President.   President Trump, It is with deep consternation that we learned about your presidential executive order (More...)

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Press conference today at 17:00 in Cape town!

There’s some exciting news about the divestment movement. Did you know that the fossil fuel divestment movement is the fastest growing movement of its kind in history? At this critical time for our planet, people like you and I are seeing a distinct lack of action from  our governments and other entities — banks, universities, (More...)

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The challenge of water scarcity in Africa

  Photo credit: Oxfam 2012 Climate change constitutes a real threat to Africa’s development and stunts the continent’s economic potential. Fossil fuel-induced climate impacts such as prolonged droughts and frequent floods continue to adversely affect agriculture, fishing industries and communities that rely on these products for their livelihoods. As governments meet in Marrakesh for COP22, (More...)

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Faith Institutions Lead the Divestment Call

The provincial Synod of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa has announced their support for the fossil free divestment campaign by voting to divest.  The motion passed by the Anglican Church of Southern Africa (ACSA) follows the leadership of the Desmond and Leah Tutu Foundation’s vote to divest earlier on this year. Both institutions have (More...)

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