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Wonder Woman and Renewable Energy Pioneers in Indonesia

The Indonesian government has launched a number of programs, such as Bright Indonesia and Equitable Energy, to provide access to electricity in frontier, outer islands, and disadvantaged areas (Terdepan, Terluar, Tertinggal, or 3T) using renewable energy. Unfortunately, at the same time, it is also planning on building power plants as large as 35,000MW, the majority of which use dirty energy sources such as coal. This choice has been criticised by 350.org’s campaign team in Indonesia: “Equitable Energy will not be achieved if it is built upon the suffering of people…

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Big Win in the Big Apple

This week we received news of a mighty win: one of the planet’s central cities has gone fully on the attack against the fossil fuel industry, which means the tide is finally turning in the climate fight. Just days ago we stood with New York Mayor Bill de Blasio as he made two major announcements: New York’s pension funds will divest from the big oil and gas companies, and the city is suing the biggest of these corporations for the climate damage they’ve caused.  This is a huge moment in our fight…

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Commit to Warmly Welcoming Communities of Color this Dr. MLK Day

by Sr. Anne-Louise Nadeau, Programs Director You know my friends, there comes a time when people get tired of being trampled by the iron feet of oppression. There comes a time my friends, when people get tired of being plunged across the abyss of humiliation, where they experience the bleakness of nagging despair. There comes a time when people get tired of being pushed out of the glittering sunlight of life’s July and left standing amid the piercing chill of an alpine November. There comes a time. Dr. Martin Luther…

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The fight against the Bayou Bridge pipeline

The Trump administration announced earlier this month it would open nearly all coastal waters to new oil and gas drilling. As a Gulf Coast resident, advocate, and mother of six – this hits close to home. Literally. With Trump and his fossil fuel billionaire friends in power, our work to build a Fossil Free world at the local level is more urgent than ever. That’s why I’ll be speaking at the Fossil Free Fast live event on January 31st to share my story and help chart a bold plan for…

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Naomi Klein: “New York City is taking a game changing first step in turning the world right side up”

By Naomi Klein I want to thank Mayor de Blasio for this historic announcement that New York is divesting from fossil fuels and suing five oil majors. What’s happening here is not only about changing the economics of energy, speeding the transition from dirty to clean.It’s also about justice. And it represents a collective victory for the amazing climate justice movement around the world and in this city. Groups like Uprose, the New York City Environmental Justice Alliance and New York Renews, some of which are here today, as well…

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New York city to divest and sue Big Oil companies

Mayor de Blasio has just announced to the world that New York will divest the city’s $190 billion pension funds from the fossil fuel industry. As if that wasn’t a big enough moment on its own, there’s more. New York City has also launched a lawsuit against some of the biggest oil and gas corporations for the damage caused by climate change. New York City is the first big city in America to sue AND divest from Big Oil. #DivestNY #stopfundingfossils pic.twitter.com/aziLx3HEnQ — NYC Mayor’s Office (@NYCMayorsOffice) January 10, 2018 For…

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Singha Durbar: an Unprecedented Mobile App for e-Governance in Nepal

Over the last few years, Nepal’s first female (and fictional) Prime Minister ushered in a new phase of better governance, inclusive democratic participation, and women’s leadership in politics. PM Aasha Singh, the protagonist of our TV show Singha Durbar, became a true pop culture icon in the country, reaching an audience of 6.7 million people — 1 in 4 Nepali citizens. Today, she keeps expanding her constituency through smartphone screens. In collaboration with developer Kazi Studios, we launched the official Singha Durbar app — an unprecedented…

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