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 an industry intending to exploit four times more fossil fuel reserves than can be burned “safely”, our University is unintentionally undermining our future. Divestment is needed to protect the integrity of Oxford, and build political pressure to prevent the carbon budget from being exceeded.