Open Letter

Australian Academics call for Leadership on Fossil fuels

Our best research tells us that protecting health, economies and ecosystems in the public interest requires leaving most carbon reserves in the ground. The transition to clean energy is under way and already increasing risk for fossil fuel investors. 

Australia's universities, Academies and research institutions should lead these debates. They should 

  • affirm the need to keep most fossil fuel carbon in the ground, 
  • affirm their responsibility to show leadership in their actions, and
  • develop policies on the moral and financial risks from fossil fuels in their own finances.

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Further information

Research from The Australia Institute:

TAI researcher Tom Swann - tom at tai dot org dot au

We, the undersigned staff of Australia's universities, call for leadership on fossil fuels. Australia's universities, Academies and research institutions should develop policies on the moral and financial risks from fossil fuels in their own finances.

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