Open Letter to the Board of Trinity College Dublin

Inspired by students from the US, a small group of students from Trinity College Dublin joined other students a world-wide call for universities and other institutions to stop funding the cause of climate change and called on the board of TCD to divest its oil, gas and coal investments:

“We call on Trinity College and its subsidiaries to immediately freeze any new investments in fossil-fuel companies, and to divest within five years from direct ownership and from any commingled funds that include fossil-fuel public equities and corporate bonds.”

– Fossil Free TCD petition

Five months into the campaign, on 30 March 2016, the College Board, along with the Finance and Investment committees, directly engaged with Fossil Free TCD and held a meeting to discuss the ethical and scientific arguments for divestment. At the meeting, Fossil Free TCD representatives presented the open letter with over 1,000 signatories. The meeting concluded with several members of the board agreeing with the reasons to divest.

Source: Fossil Free TCD

Year: 2016