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To: The University of Leeds
Make the University of Leeds Fossil Free!
If it is wrong to wreck the climate, then it is wrong to profit from that wreckage. We want the University of Leeds to...
Move their money - Freeze any new current investment policies in fossil fuel companies, commit to divesting from them and shift funds to long-term, lower risk ethical investments within 5 years.
Adhere to and strengthen the current Socially Responsible Investment Policy.
Continue taking further actions towards a sustainable future including promoting the use of renewables and offering ethical careers advice alongside traditional options.
Why is this important?
To put the University of Leeds at the forefront of the global movement to reject our reliance on fossil fuels.
To follow the successful example of the University of Glasgow, who have recently achieved a divestment policy.
To achieve transparency, so that students (current and prospective) know where their money is going, and all members of the University know its position on environmental issues.
From tar sands to Arctic drilling and hydraulic fracturing (or fracking) for shale gas - the fossil fuel industry is scraping the bottom of the barrel and causing huge environmental and human devastation in the process. Withdrawing our institutions’ financial and moral backing for this climate-wrecking industry is crucial to tackling climate change.
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