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Fossil Free Uppsala University is part of the global Fossil Free/Divestment movement organised by 350.org. The campaign aims to get institutions such as universities, municipalities/cities, pension funds and religious communities to divest* from the fossil industry!
The demands we and the rest of the global campaign are making on Uppsala University are:
1. Immediately stop investing funds, directly or indirectly, in fossil fuel companies,
2. have divested from the fossil fuel industry within five years, and are thus completely free of direct and indirect ownership in fossil fuels,
3. report regularly and transparently on progress towards fossil-fuel-free investment; and
4. Urges its employees to divest their pension money from the fossil fuel industry.
Fossil Free is supported by Uppsala Student Union and the Uppsala Institute of Technology and Natural Sciences.
Moving/selling investments/shareholdings from a company or industry on ethical, moral or financial grounds.
For more information about who we are and why we use divestering as a method, visit the national website: www.gofossilfree.org/se or www.350.org.- For more national news, visit our national facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/fossilfreeswe?fref=ts
Link to petition!
Fossil Free Uppsala universitet is part of a global campaign that is putting pressure on universities to move their investment funds away from fossil fuel companies. The global campaign has been successful in some parts of the world, such as Glasgow University, Chalmers University(Sweden), ANU (Australian National University) and Stanford University, among others. The campaign also focuses on civil and religious institutions.
Fossil Free Uppsala University call on Uppsala University to:
1. Freeze any new investment in fossil fuel companies
Divest within five years from direct ownership and from any commingled funds that include fossil fuel public equities and corporate bonds
3. Regularly and transparently account for the university's progress towards complete divestment from fossil fuel
Encourage the managers of its employees' pension funds (primarily the national pension funds) to divest from fossil fuel.
Link to our petition --> http://campaigns.gofossilfree.org/petitions/fossil-free-uppsala-universitet-1