17 Aug 2017

University fossil fuel divestment total tips £80 billion globally

UK emerges as campaign’s world leader as nine new institutions announce commitments . Over a third of universities in the UK have made fossil free commitments, as nine new UK universities have committed to never invest in fossil fuel companies. This brings the total to fifty four institutions which have taken action to exclude fossil fuel companies from their investment portfolios.

As reinvestment discussions become more of a focus at institutions committing to divest from fossil fuels students are pushing for options that facilitate their direct participation in the just transition to a low-carbon world. This is through opening up dialogue about how to create a more democratic energy system and include such solutions as community energy initiatives on campus.