The Case for Fossil Fuel Divestment
Climate change is at a speed unprecedented in all human experience and is happening now as a result of human caused greenhouse gas emissions so this booklet is asking institutions to firstly, immediately freeze any new investment in fossil fuel companies and; divest from direct ownership and any commingled funds that include fossil fuel public equities and corporate bonds within 5 years
In this 15-page booklet, An Taisce demonstrate that ‘if it is wrong to wreck the climate, then it is wrong to profit from that wreckage’. They make the case for educational and religious institutions, governments, and other organisations that serve the public good to divest from fossil fuels, as well as suggested further reading.
The booklet is comprised of 6 sections to support this campaign:
- What is Fossil Free?
- What is Divestment?
- Why Divest?
- The Science
- The Carbon Budget