22 Nov 2016

Over a quarter of UK universities divest from fossil fuels

The number of UK higher education institutions vowing to exclude fossil fuel from investments grew to 43 - a significant milestone as it meant over a quarter of UK universities were now committed to divest from fossil fuels.

This result was a testament to the tireless work of thousands of Fossil Free activists across the country. Awareness-raising, holding demonstrations, publishing reports, engaging in direct action, carefully negotiating with managements; the campaign has been a fine example of tactical and strategic precision. Through delegitimising the fossil fuel industry we contributed to the social conditions that will facilitate the necessary political interventions to begin combating the greatest threat to life on Earth ever seen.