To: President & Board of Trustees

Let's renew the Politecnico di Milano - stop fossil fuels!

Let's renew the Politecnico di Milano - stop fossil fuels!

Mentre la pressione pubblica per affrontare i cambiamenti climatici cresce,
chiediamo al Politecnico di Milano di investire in un futuro pulito per noi, gli studenti.
Per quanto chiediamo un maggiore tempo speso per l'insegnamento delle energie rinnovabili, e chiediamo di disinvestire, da qui a cinque anni, dagli investimenti diretti e da ogni fondo che che includa azioni pubbliche o obbligazioni societarie che investono sui combustibili fossili.
Vogliamo che la nostra università sia parte attiva nella sfida energetica che definirà il nostro futuro, e non che rimanga ferma ai combustibili fossili, sia in termini di insegnamento che di investimenti.
Crediamo che tale azione da parte della nostra Università non sia solo un’ottima azione in termini di posti di lavoro e in termini economici, ma anche per l’educazione e il futuro dei propri studenti, attuali e futuri, che meritano l'opportunità di laurearsi con un futuro non definito dal caos climatico.

As public pressure to confront climate change builds, we call on Politecnico di Milano to invest in a clean future for we, the students.
As we ask for a more time spent on the renewable energy teaching, we also would like to ask to divest within five years from direct ownership and from any commingled funds that include fossil-fuel public equities and corporate bonds.
We want our university to be part of the energy challenge of the future, not to stick on the fossil fuel energy, both in terms of investemnt and in terms of teaching!
We believe such action on behalf of our University will not only be a sound decision for our institution’s financial portfolio, but also for the wellbeing of its current and future graduating classes, who deserve the opportunity to graduate with a future not defined by climate chaos.

Why is this important?

We want that our university, the most important eningeering university in Italy, to focus (during our education) most on renewable energy, not only on fossil fuels energy. Now the biggest part of the education program is based on "traditional" sources of energy, such as gas and coal. We need to teach to the future of our Country the importance of the renewable energy!
As signed in Paris in 2015, we MUST change our vision of energy for the future.
We ask to the Politecnico di Milano to increase the time and the quality of the renewabe energy teaching. We are the future, and we demand to teach the future in our university.

Climate change is accelerating. We are witnessing the increasing impacts of a warming planet more and more consistently; in this last year alone our country experienced record-breaking heat, droughts, and hurricanes, which impacted hundreds of thousands of people and cost our country hundreds of billions of dollars. Hurricane Sandy alone caused $50 billion in damages. Experts agree that global warming caused by humans burning fossil fuels will continue to accelerate and intensify these tragic climate disasters. The scientific consensus is clear and overwhelming; we cannot safely burn even half of global fossil-fuel reserves without dangerously warming the planet for several thousand years.

How it will be delivered

if the goal will reach, signatures will be emailed to the Politecnico and also delivered in person

Milan, Italy

Updates

2017-05-07 15:12:46 -0400

25 underskrifter nådda

2017-04-06 14:19:17 -0400

10 signatures reached