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.
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.