University limits collaborations with fossil fuel companies

The University of Amsterdam (UvA) only wants to approve research projects involving collaborations with the fossil fuel industry if three conditions are met, reports ANP.

The conditions are: the project must contribute to limiting global warming to a maximum of 2 degrees Celsius; the project would be impossible without data from the fossil fuel partner; and a committee must advise whether this project can be justified.

In February, the UvA announced that it would not enter into new partnerships with companies such as Shell for the time being. First there would be a “broad dialogue” on the subject. This conversation resulted in this decision, “which is widely supported in the UvA community”, said Rector Magnificus Peter-Paul Verbeek on 13 July.
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