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UK's Cambridge University halts fossil fuels funding.

Cambridge University has announced a moratorium on new funding from fossil fuel companies following pressure from students and academics, as reported on Monday. This decision, adopted on Friday, aligns with the university's commitment to addressing climate change and transitioning to a zero-carbon world. The move comes in response to recommendations outlined in a report by former UN climate change envoy Nigel Topping, highlighting the university's relatively small donations from industrial partners, constituting 5.1% of all research/philanthropy funding. Specifically, fossil fuel funding amounts to 0.4% of research/philanthropy funding and 0.1% of total university income, averaging £3.3 £3.3 million annually over the past six years. The Financial Times revealed that Cambridge accepted £19.7 million from oil giants BP and Shell between 2016 and 2023. Cambridge University is dedicated to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2038 and plans to divest from all direct and indirect fossil fuel investments by 2030. The Topping report commended the university for recognizing the urgency of the climate emergency and taking decisive action to lead by example. This includes commitments to science-based targets, launching the Cambridge Zero initiative, and aligning funding sources with the university's sustainability goals. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2024/03/18/cambridge-university-refuse-funding-fossil-fuel-companies/

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  • Ann Nyambura

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    It's inspiring to see an institution of such prestige and influence taking concrete action to address the climate crisis.

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    • Boniface Kuria

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      #MOVE THE MONEY. This is a bold move that will have will encourage others to follow. Lets end fossil fuels.

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      • Princess

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        @boniface Cambridge sets a powerful example that will hopefully inspire others to divest from fossil fuels and accelerate the transition to renewable energy.

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      • George Kariuki

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        Cambridge taking a stand against climate change! Love this decision to halt funding from fossil fuel companies. Great to see them prioritize a sustainable future.

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        • Princess

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          @george_kariuki This is a commendable stance against climate change.

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        • walter lungayi

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          Cambridge University's decision to cease funding for fossil fuels marks a significant step towards environmental responsibility. This move aligns with the growing global movement to divest from unsustainable practices, showcasing the institution's commitment to sustainability and setting a positive example for others to follow.

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          • Princess

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            @walter_lungayi Well said! Cambridge University's decision sets a positive example for sustainability.

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          • mary Mwihaki

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            This is a good way to go we must end fossils fuel and embrace renewable energy source

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            • Princess

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              @mary_dosarah Yes, we should stop using fossil fuels and switch to renewable energy.

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            • dickson mutai

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              Setting a powerful example for academia and beyond, demonstrating its leadership in addressing the urgent environmental challenges we face

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              • Princess

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                @dickson_mutai True , Cambridge University is showing leadership by setting a strong example for others.

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              • We Don't Have Time

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                • Munene Mugambi

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                  I am shocked the university was associated with fossil fuel companies in the first place. As an institution of higher learning, they have to set a good precedent for others to follow. No doubt this fundings main aim was to influence any research into the energy sector by the university and to always paint a good picture in regards to such organizations. I urge any other institutions of higher learning with ties to fossil fuels in any capacity to do the honorable thing and sever these ties.

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                  • Princess

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                    @munene_mugambi It's important for universities to prioritize ethical funding and avoid any influence that could compromise their research integrity.

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                  • Jane Wangui

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                    This is the way to go... transition to renewable sources of energy is one of the ways that we can ensure that we reduce the amount of emissions in the planet.

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                    • Princess

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                      @jane_wangui Exactly! Transitioning to renewable energy sources is crucial for reducing emissions and mitigating climate change.

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                    • winnie nguru

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                      Good news this! More and more companies are bringing to a stop their funding of fossil fuels and its a good thing to witness

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                      • Munene Mugambi

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                        @winnie_nguru These companies are doing the right thing. It is time to move to renewable energy and no one should be left behind.

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                        • Princess

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                          @winnie_nguru Absolutely! It's heartening to see more companies ending their funding of fossil fuels.

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                          • Princess

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                            @munene_mugambi I agree with you 💯

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                          • Gorffly mokua

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                            This is great news! We need more organizations to follow in Cambridge University's footsteps & take concrete steps towards a sustainable future..

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                            • Princess

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                              @gorffly_mokua We need more organizations to do what Cambridge University is doing and take real steps towards a sustainable future.

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                            • Elizabeth Gathigia

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                              Very good news, a step into the right direction Cambridge University has set a good example for other universities to follow

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                              • Gorffly mokua

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                                @elizbeth_gathigia I completely agree! This is a great step in the right direction & sets a positive example for other universities and institutions to follow.👏

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                                • Princess

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                                  @elizbeth_gathigia Indeed, it's very good news!

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                                • Joseph Githinji

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                                  This is the right way to go, we must end fossil fuels reliance and embrace renewable energy sources.

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                                  • Gorffly mokua

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                                    @joseph_githinji True! This is the way to go! #Stopfossilfuels

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                                    • Princess

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                                      @joseph_githinji Absolutely! Ending reliance on fossil fuels and embracing renewable energy sources is the right way forward.

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                                    • johnte ndeto

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                                      This move reflects a growing recognition of the urgent need to transition to renewable energy sources.

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                                      • Gorffly mokua

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                                        @johnte_ndeto I completely agree. The transition to renewable energy sources is becoming increasingly urgent as we strive to reduce our carbon footprint & mitigate the impacts of climate change...

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                                        • Princess

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                                          @johnte_ndeto we need more transitions, no company should be left behind.

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