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Greenwashing the past or rightfully celebrating achievements?

The University divests from fossil fuels after years of student pressure As of February 2021, the University of Edinburgh’s direct investment in fossil fuel companies is zero. The Student spoke to the student activists who helped make this happen to get their perspective on how we got here. First, some context. The journey to divestment […]

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University officials delay key divestment decision

The University of Edinburgh Central Management Group (CMG) has delayed a final decision on fossil fuel divestment until next month, according to University officials and participants at its meeting this week. The meeting on Tuesday had been highly anticipated for the release of a three month report by the CMG on recommendations for University divestment, […]

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Academics demand fossil fuel divestment

Fifty-five academics and staff at the University of Edinburgh signed and delivered a letter to Principal Timothy O’Shea demanding “a simple and necessary action: divestment from fossil fuels” on Monday. Divestment campaigners People and Planet and EUSA Vice President Services (VPS) Tasha Boardman were present alongside representatives from the academic community as the letter was […]

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Glasgow University becomes first in Europe to divest in fossil fuels

The University of Glasgow has become the first university in Europe to divest from the fossil fuel industry, with the University’s leaders announcing a withdrawal of £18 million in investments over the next decade. The decision from the university’s court follows a 12-month campaign involving over 1,300 students, with rallies and other events being led by […]