[EVENT] Cambridge University Zero Carbon – Dismantling The Fossil Fuel University report
I am writing to you on behalf of Cambridge University Zero Carbon Society.
Today we are launching a report, titled ‘Dismantling The Fossil Fuel University’, which illuminates the academic, financial, and administrative links between the fossil fuel industry and the University of Cambridge
It includes previously unreported figures on research funding from fossil fuel companies, revealing that Cambridge has received £12.8 million from the industry since 2015. Further, the report exposes CASP (formerly known as Cambridge Arctic Shelf Programme), a research group at the University of Cambridge, solely dedicated to the exploration and characterisation of new oil and gas reserves is fully funded by eleven fossil fuel companies.
The report concludes with 10 demands from the student campaign aimed at dismantling systemic links between Cambridge and fossil fuel companies in order to combat the climate crisis, encompassing investments, advertising, research, and a ‘revolving door’ of personnel.
Read the entire report or the summary in the attachments.
All the very best,
You might also want to encourage students to come to the divestment conference on the 2nd of November where they can directly question the VC himself on the fossil fuel divestment and the report revelations: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cambridge-university-divestment-conference-tickets-72969013283?aff=efbeventtix
Or join us for the rally on the 4th of November! (https://www.facebook.com/events/2444989268930143/)