A fos­sil- fuel-free Auck­land?

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Both Auck­land Coun­cil and The Univer­sity of Auck­land are un­der pres­sure to divest from fos­sil fu­els in or­der to halt cli­mate change. Fos­sil Free Auck­land Univer­sity is de­mand­ing that the univer­sity catch up to its Aus­tralasian coun­ter­parts in es­tab­lish­ing eth­i­cal in­vest­ment poli­cies. Auck­land Uni is one of the last top univer­si­ties in the re­gion to have no clear poli­cies on what it in­vests in, mean­ing it can put money in to­bacco, mu­ni­tions and fos­sil fu­els. This month over 2200 stu­dents, staff and alumni signed a pe­ti­tion de­mand­ing that the Univer­sity divest from fos­sil fu­els and es­tab­lish an eth­i­cal in­vest­ment pol­icy. Mean­while on go­fos­sil­free.org a cam­paign has be­gun to en­cour­age Auck­land Coun­cil to ex­am­ine its in­vest­ment port­fo­lio and take money out of fos­sil fu­els.

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