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.

Antoine Thalmann, Alumnus, Lincoln College

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.

Michaela Collord, DPhil Politics, University College