Time is running out. It’s time to Clean Up Our Campus.
The news confirms this: Only last week the BBC warned us of the “final call to halt 'climate catastrophe'” and “why it's vital we take steps to keep global warming to 1.5 degrees”.
The profligate burning of fossil fuels is undoubtedly the major worldwide contributor to global warming, which presents a very real risk to the longevity of the College (and indeed the human race). Royal Holloway is believed to have £4,851,200 invested in fossil fuels. That’s 6.4% of total a endowment fund of £75,800,000.
The Heads of States, Ministers, and other heads of delegation present at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in 2009 emphasised their “strong political will to urgently combat climate change in accordance with the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities”, and it’s time that our academic community takes action “in accordance with the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities”.
Join your Students’ Union President, Clem Jones, in calling upon the College to divest from fossil fuels. Check out how you can get involved below:
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