Farewell to the President of the Board of the Foundation


Irena Rogowska died after a long and serious illness on 7.11.2018. From 2011 she was the chairwoman of the Coalition „Development YES - Open Pit Mines NO” and in the years...

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This year’s 120 Coal Plant Developers List - an analysis.


On October 4th, 2018, Urgewald has revealed this year’s 120 Coal Plant Developers List. An analysis of the global coal power expansion pipeline and the industry’s strategy in different regions...

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A new campaign: BlackRock they've got a BIG problem.


BlackRock is now the world's biggest investor. That makes them the world's biggest owner of fossil fuel companies. BlackRock is the largest investor in new coal, one of the largest investors...

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Österreichische Versicherer behindern den europäischen Kohelausstieg


VIG und UNIQA Ostrołęka C Polen ist das Land in der Europäischen Union, das am meisten abhängig von schmutziger Kohle ist und immer noch eine massive Expansion seines Kohlesektor plant. Würden...

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Austrian insurance companies undermine European coal exit


Austrian insurance companies undermine European coal exit Poland is the country most dependent in the European Union on dirty and polluting coal and is the only EU country which is still...

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Major new coal support loan for Poland’s PGE, international bank…


PRESS RELEASE: For Thursday, September 20, 2018 Major new coal support loan for Poland’s PGE, international bank consortium slammed Warsaw, Poland -- European anti-coal campaigners have slammed the decision by an international...

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Reinsurer Munich Re moves away from coal


Munich RE moves away from coal  According to Munich Re CEO’s guest article in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, the world’s second largest reinsurer plans to stop offering insurance for new coal-fired...

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Reinsurance leader Swiss Re moves away from coal


  On Monday, July 2, one of the world’s largest reinsurers, Swiss Re, issued a coal policy that limits its coal-related business. This was long awaited by civil society organizations involved...

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Close to half of global reinsurance market divests from coal


Hannover Re, world’s third-largest reinsurer, latest to restrict investment Close to half the global reinsurance market has now divested from coal after Hannover Re informed the Unfriend Coal campaign and Urgewald...

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