what can you do?

Join us and/or our actions! Contact a UR group within your university! (main page for contact)

ABP DIVESTMENT CAMPAIGN

Different groups are taking action to make ABP, the pension fund of government and education institutions, divest from fossil fuels. Currently they invest 17.4 billion euros in fossil fuels, besides financing companies that are responsible for the deforestation of the Amazon forest, mainly in Brazil for cattle ranching and soy. Thousands of workers across the Netherlands already say no to these investments, it’s time to end this. See more information on our facts page.

UNIVERSITIES CUT TIES WITH THE FOSSIL FUEL INDUSTRY AND SHELL

The universities of the Netherlands have different connections to the fossil fuel industry, mainly with Royal Dutch Shell – guest lecturers, invitations to interviews and career events, funding for (greenwashing) research. We say it clearly: it is not ethical to promote and conduct research with one of the top 10 climate polluters in the world who have no real plan for phasing out from fossil fuels, and who commit violation of human rights. These ties legitimize the harmful doings of companies like Shell, improving their public perception and strengthening their influence – we don’t want to have any part in this! See more info on our facts page and join us for our future actions!