Universities and public institutions should divest from fossil fuels to stand up for their younger members’ right to a safe future. Progress on climate change has been far too slow, so divestment is an easy way to send a very powerful message to the public, to politicians, to investors
and to companies.
I support divestment because we have to show fossil fuel companies that their behaviour is irresponsible, unethical, and needs to stop. Oxford University’s reputational power would make its divestment from fossil fuels symbolic.