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.
- Join the action by Fossielvrij NL on the 25th of June (we will be there! follow their updates, more info soon)
- Get informed, read and share the open letter sent by multiple of groups in Latin America to denounce the destruction caused by fracking on their indigenous lands, damaging their health, land, livelihoods and lives. If fracking is banned here, why is it allowed there?
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 conduct research while doing business 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. See more info on our facts page and join us for our future actions!
- Join the action from the SHELL MUST FALL campaign on the 18th of May!