31 May '14, 4pm

59 Oxford academics urge University to divest from fossil fuels #climate #change

59 Oxford academics urge University to divest from fossil fuels #climate #change

Fifty-nine Oxford academics have signed an open letter urging the University to “take action on climate change” by ridding its £3.8bn endowment of investments in fossil fuel companies. The letter comes during a university-wide consultation on fossil fuel divestment , set to conclude on June 23. The consultation was announced following a year of sustained pressure from the student-led Fossil Free campaign , which came to a head on Saturday when over 150 students and residents marched through Oxford calling on the University and council to divest from fossil fuels. photographer: Hugh Warwick In their open letter, the academics argue that Oxford has a “responsibility to show leadership in tackling one of the greatest challenges we as a society currently face.” Henry Shue, Professor of Politics and International Relations: “We at Oxford like to claim the mantle of intellectual...

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