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Halts Donations From Fossil Fuel Companies After Student-led Campaigns

Cambridge University has temporarily stopped accepting donations from fossil fuel companies in response to mounting pressure after an independent report warned that due diligence failings had created a “high reputational risk”.  A moratorium on new funding from oil and gas companies had been formally adopted, lasting until the process for accepting donations is reviewed, the university confirmed to the Financial Times. “Accepting funding from fossil fuel companies validates the industry at a time when it is threatening the future viability of life on earth, including by developing new oil and gas infrastructure,” said Jason Scott-Warren, a Cambridge professor of early modern literature who backed the moratorium.


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  • George Kariuki

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    This is a massive win for students and the planet! Love to see universities taking a stand against climate inaction! This is a model for other institutions to follow

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    • winnie nguru

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      @george_kariuki Its good to see young people involved in this

    • Elizabeth Gathigia

      3 w

      A wise move, and others universities should follow this path

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      • Kevin

        3 w

        This is a very solid move by the Cambridge Uni.

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        • Jane Wangui

          4 w

          This is a great move...more institutions should do as well untill these companies come up with alternative sources of energy or better solutions to help curb the effects of pollution by fossil fuels.

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          • winnie nguru

            3 w

            @jane_wangui Yes most institutions are now moving away from fossil fuels and they are very willing to do the right thing

          • Esther Wanjiku

            4 w

            A bold move by the university

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            • Rashid Kamau

              4 w

              @esther_wanjiku_785 Acceptance of their donations,is like embracing what they do. The university has made us proud to halt their finances.

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              • Elizabeth Gathigia

                3 w

                @rashid_kamau Very true

                • winnie nguru

                  3 w

                  @esther_wanjiku_785 leading by example

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