Half of UK universities have committed to divest from fossil fuel

According to The Guardian, half of UK universities have signed up to divest from fossil fuels in what campaigners say is a significant blow to the “social licence” of big oil.

Although some of the universities have only withdrawn from certain fossil fuels – such as tar sands or coal – others have already divested from all fossil fuels as part of what campaigners say it is an accelerating process of delegitimisation of the industry.

Chris Saltmarsh from the campaign group People & Planet said excluding the industry from universities was now “a mainstream and majority position”.

And as awareness of the industry’s role in the climate crisis has grown, it has come under growing pressure in the UK with leading arts institutions facing calls to end their sponsorship deals and protesters targeting individual companies.

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