OVER 50 ACADEMICS URGE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH TO DIVEST FROM FOSSIL FUELS AND ARMS

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Today we handed in our open staff letter to the Senior Vice Principal and Chair of the fossil fuel divestment review group, Professor Charlie Jeffery. Signed by over 50 members of staff and academics at the university, it sends out a clear message of support for divestment from fossil fuels and arms. As the last fossil fuel review group meets, we call on them to listen to staff and students who are sending a strong message to remove investments from industries who are fueling environmental damage and social injustice.

Read  more here: The Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/mar/01/edinburgh-university-fossil-fuel-divestment?CMP=share_btn_fb

The National Scotsman: http://www.thenational.scot/news/staff-tell-edinburgh-university-sell-shares-in-fossil-fuel-and-arms-companies.656

Edinburgh Reporter: http://www.theedinburghreporter.co.uk/2015/03/academics-call-on-university-to-rethink-investments/

The open letter:

Dear Professor Sir Timothy O’Shea,

We are proud of being part of a University which aspires ‘to make world-leading contributions to understanding and addressing global challenges’. We are calling on the University to take action to fulfill these objectives: to divest from fossil fuels…

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