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If we are serious about preventing catastrophic warming, we need to stop Barclays funding any new coal mines, drill any new fracking sites or build any more pipelines. Not a single one. Take action to tell them we’re done expanding the fossil fuel frontier.

5 July 2017

Divest Barclays Launch

Barclays is a major investor in fossil fuel infrastructure across the globe it's time for them to halt their support for the fossil fuel industry before they crash the climate or the economy. Students in the network decided they would build a movement that will get unis to break ties with Barclays, build a mass boycott, end sponsorship deals and show Barclays up for the climate criminal that they are.

15 May 2017

Barclays Ditch Frackers Third Energy

At the Barclays Annual General Meeting (AGM), the Chairman John McFarlane told shareholders that the bank would be withdrawing their financing of fracking company Third Energy - licensed to frack in Ryedale, North Yorkshire. Barclays owned a 97% controlling stakes in Third Energy. This was a huge victory for the anti-fracking and climate justice movement in the UK, showing the power of organising and building coalitions in our local communities.

New Year's Revolutions for a Fossil Free 2018

2017 was an incredible year for the global fossil free movement! In 2018, together we’re going to take it to the next level.
How about some New Years Revolutions* for transforming the face of global finance by taking the fossil free fight to the banking industry this year?

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Go Green Week 2018 Uni Managers Handbook

If you're a member of staff at a university, for example an Environment or Sustainability Manager, and you're thinking of organising events for Go Green Week 2018, download our Go Green Week 2018 University Handbook.

People & Planet are collaborating with partners such as National Union of Students (NUS) to organise events you can host on your campus. Let us know if you're interested in showing the film To the Ends of the Earth at a discounted rate or hosting one of the webinars.

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Go Green Week Students' Union Handbook

If you're a sabbatical officer or staff member at a students' union and are interested in organising event for Go Green Week 2018, download our Go Green Week 2018 Students' Union Handbook for plenty of ideas!

People & Planet are collaborating with partners including National Union of Students (NUS) to organise a number of events you can host at your SU during the week. These include discounted film screenings, webinars on building solidarity and planning campaigns, and getting students campaigning with petitioning and passing SU motions.

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Go Green Week 2018 Student Handbook

Check out our Go Green Week 2018 Student Handbook for ideas on how to use the week to build your fossil free movement on campus including discounted film screenings, webinars on solidarity and campaign planning, campaign escalation workshops and actions to take to build popular support.

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Go Green Week 2018

Go Green Week 2018

For Go Green Week 2018, People & Planet are supporting students across the UK to escalate the movement for climate justice.

We’re demanding that banks stop financing fossil fuel extraction which drives the climate crisis and global human rights abuses. Launched in September 2017, students are demanding that Barclays – the dirtiest UK high-street bank - to ditch all fossil fuel finance.

Oxford Students Join #MazaskaTalks Demanding Barclays Divest

This morning (October 24), we held a peaceful demonstration in Barclay’s bank on Cornmarket Street. Our group of students from the University of Oxford and members of the city joined an international effort to demand banks to stop funding fossil fuel expansion projects, “before it is too late”.

Barclays, specifically has invested £48 million in Kinder Morgan, the largest pipeline company in North America and the corporation responsible for Trans Mountain, a pipeline to transport the least efficient, dirtiest oil out of the tar sands in Canada.

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Young Labour Supports Divestment and Boycotts Barclays!

This weekend (14-15 October) Young Labour – the youth wing of the UK Labour Party – passed a policy motion that included supporting fossil fuel divestment and joining the #DivestBarclays campaign to boycott the bank until they ditch fossil fuel finance.

The motion was heard at the National Youth Policy Conference 2017 and its success means that it is now the official position of Young Labour and will be proposed to the Labour Party on behalf of its young members to become national policy. See the motion in full below.

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