I support divestment because I believe pouring money into fossil fuel companies is supporting the effects of climate change. By divesting from them, the university could put pressure on these fossil fuel companies to change their ways, and at the same time support other sustainable companies. It’s our money and it’s our future: I’m not paying for climate change!
By investing in companies still searching for and burning fossil fuels, Oxford is supporting an industry that is ignoring the strong science of climate change, and undermining our very futures. Calling for divestment places Oxford in a global community striving to inspire change, and place power away from large multinational corporations and back into the hands of the people.