As COP26 nears, universities lag on fossil fuel divestment
Unlike counterparts in the United States and United Kingdom, only a handful of universities in the EU have pledged to divest from fossil fuels – no longer investing in shares of these companies, or taking their sponsorship money.
Of 211 educational institutions that have said they will divest from fossil fuels – the vast majority of which are universities and colleges – just 15 are based in mainland Europe, according to a Science|Business analysis of a database run by the climate campaign organisation 350.org. That is despite active divestment campaigns across the continent.
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