Since 2013, People and Planet and student activists have been at the forefront of calling on universities to divest from fossil fuels.
Fossil fuel companies – those involved with the extraction, production and processing of coal and/or tar sands and/or oil and/or gas - hold five times more carbon in their fossil fuel reserves than we can safely afford to burn to stop runaway climate change - and are still spending billions searching for more.
People & Planet, NUS and SOS-UK have worked closely with student activists to help build and facilitate the relationships and skills required for campaigns to win. In January 2020, 7 years later, we were able to announce that over 50% of all UK universities have joined the global fossil fuel divestment movement.
For more information about divested institutions, take a look at People and Planet's Fossil Free victories.
WANT TO FIND OUT ABOUT YOUR UNIVERSITIES LINKS WITH FOSSIL FUELS?
Check out People and Planet's Fossil Free scorecard.
NO FOSSIL FUEL INVESTMENTS AND WANT IT TO STAY THAT WAY?
For universities without investments in fossil fuels, People and Planet have developed the Fossil Free Declaration.
For more information about how to campaign on divestment at your university, check out our divestment resources, or get in touch with People and Planet's Fossil Free campaign.