Fossil fuel divestment campaign spreads

By James Russell

Protestors campaigning against fossil fuel investments.  Photo / Chris Dennis
Protestors campaigning against fossil fuel investments. Photo / Chris Dennis

Sustainable business: The divestment campaign - to starve the fossil fuel industry of funding - has spread from the US to the UK.

The pace of the movement has eclipsed those targeting apartheid, arms and tobacco, and already more than 40 US institutions from banks, to city councils, to tertiary institutions have divested from fossil fuel investments.

The campaign has kicked off at more than 20 UK universities including Cambridge, Oxford and Edinburgh.

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