NUS & People & Planet’s Fossil Fuel Declaration

 

Over a third of UK universities have now committed to divest from fossil fuels and 9 universities have signed NUS and People & Planet’s Fossil Fuel Declaration!

NUS and People & Planet’s exclusive with the Times Higher Education, which can be found here, announces that:

  • Over a third of UK universities have taken action to exclude fossil fuel companies from their investment portfolios, with commitments ranging from policy changes with specific exclusions on investing in all fossil fuel companies to announcements that coal and stands companies have been blacklisted by universities fund managers;
  • Over 50% of Russell Group universities have excluded fossil fuel companies from their investment portfolios, alongside a third of post-92 institutions and over a quarter of the former 94 group;
  • 9 universities (Canterbury Christ Church University, University of Chester, University for the Creative Arts, University of Cumbria, Newman University, Wrexham Glyndŵr University, York St John University, Writtle University College and the University of Winchester) have affirmed their fossil free status and committed to remain so in the future by signing the Fossil Fuel Declaration;
  • And internationally, UK higher education institutions are leading the way in screening fossil fuel companies from their investment portfolios.

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