As members of the ANU community, we call on the ANU to end its investments in coal, gas and oil.
Runaway climate change risks enduring harm on a vast scale, threatening public health, security and economic well-being. This is now the conservative opinion of all global authorities.
Scientists have shown preventing runaway climate change means most of the world’s oil, gas, and coal reserves must stay in the ground — yet these industries continue to expand.
We cannot go forward on climate change until we stop going backwards. As a respected leader on climate change research and teaching, ANU should not invest in the industries that cause the problem and which have fought to delay the transition we need.
ANU should join Universities, cities and religious groups around the world, and lead the fight against climate change here in Australia, by stopping new investments in fossil fuels and developing a plan to create a fossil free investment portfolio.