We know that preventing catastrophic climate change requires us to leave 80% of known fossil fuel reserves in the ground. However, the fossil fuel industry not only intend to burn their huge reserves, they spend billions actively searching for more and lobbying our governments to prevent meaningful regulation.
Divestment – publicly selling your shares in a particular industry – aims to morally and politically bankrupt the fossil fuel industry. It has proven to be a powerful tool in movements past; an international divestment movement helped bring down the South African apartheid government. By divesting, we can break the hold of the fossil fuel industry over our political system and create the space for action on climate change.
We provide research and data to support divestment. Our key outputs co-produced with our partners include: