University of Liverpool - cut all ties to fossil fuels!

by Hannah Nguyen 31 January 2019, 12:03

Category: University Petition

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We, the signatories to this petition, recognise that climate change, caused by the burning of fossil fuels, is real and we are already seeing its effects - deadly wildfires as temperatures soar and catastrophic flooding as sea levels rapidly rise. In light of this, we believe that the University’s partial commitment to fossil fuel divestment (to remove investments from tar sands and thermal coals only) is insufficient.


Universities, as leaders in research and drivers for change, have a social responsibility to end their support for the fossil fuel industry. It is therefore unacceptable that the University of Liverpool has nearly £12 million invested in fossil fuel companies and continues to accept research partnerships with them.


As such, we call on the University of Liverpool to:

  1. Stop investing money in oil and gas companies
  2. Have permanent student representation on the Investment sub-committee to make sure that the University sticks to their commitments
  3. Refuse research partnerships with fossil fuel companies


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    Deleted User   wrote, 07-02-2019 - 17:53

    Thank you for having this campaign - it's important for our survival! The university used to invest in arms companies too - have they stopped investing in the arms trade now?

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    Hannah Nguyen   wrote, 22-02-2019 - 18:59

    Hi Juliette! The University is currently implementing a new ethical investment policy which includes divestment from companies that make more than 10% of revenue from the manufacture or sale of armaments. By July 2019 the University will no longer be investing in arms companies!

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