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!
Fossil fuel companies are ignoring the mountain of scientific evidence and assuming they can stick with business as usual. Instead of helping us transition to a sustainable energy system, they’re exploring, extracting and lobbying for more fossil fuels. Oxford divesting is one way of telling the fossil fuel companies, politicians and financial markets that this has got to stop.