Go fossil free South Africa – campaign update

We are planning to launch our UCT divestment campaign on campus on 30 July 2014, at 17h30. Details to follow... Stanford University has announced that it is withdrawing all its coal investments. The fossil fuel divestment movement is gaining ground in the US state of Massachusetts. A British parliamentary committee has warned the UK government …

Harvard faculty call for divestment

A powerful statement from faculty at Harvard, calling for divestment (read it in full here): Faculty of Harvard University to the President and Fellows April 10, 2014 Our University invests in the fossil fuel industry: this is for us the central issue.  We now know that fossil fuels cause climate change of unprecedented destructive potential.  …

Desmond Tutu: ‘We need an apartheid-style boycott to save the planet’

Published in the Guardian, 10 April 2014 Twenty-five years ago people could be excused for not knowing much, or doing much, about climate change. Today we have no excuse. No more can it be dismissed as science fiction; we are already feeling the effects. This is why, no matter where you live, it is appalling …

Letter to UCT calling for fossil fuel divestment

Prof Enrico Uliana (Director of Finance, University of Cape Town) CC:Prof Crain Soudien (Deputy Vice Chancellor: Transformation and Social Responsiveness) CC:Prof Mark New (Pro-Vice Chancellor: Climate Change) 5 November 2013 UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN INVESTMENT POLICY AND CLIMATE CHANGE Dear Prof Uliana We write in order to enquire about UCT’s investment policies and practices in …