Princeton University Dissociation & Divestment
On Thursday, September 29th, Princeton University announced a commitment to divest and dissociate from 90 oil and gas companies, severing both endowment ties and research partnerships with parts of the fossil fuel industry."
International Protests for Fossil Free Research Call Out Big Oil’s Grip on Academia
Across the U.S., U.K., and Canada, students are rising up to demand that their universities protect climate research against the dangerous influence of fossil fuel industry funding. The actions mark the beginning of four International Days of Action for the surging Fossil Free Research movement. As the COP27 climate talks see a record number of fossil fuel industry lobbyists, student activists are making clear that universities should not reward companies engaged in climate subterfuge with a seat at the table in climate research."
New Report: Select Universities Received Over $676 Million from Fossil Fuel Companies, Including for Climate-related Research
A new report by Data for Progress and Fossil Free Research finds that 27 leading climate research universities have received over $676 million from major fossil fuel companies, presenting a serious conflict of interest, especially for academic climate change research."
Accountable Allies: The Undue Influence of Fossil Fuel Money in Academia
"Many of the nation’s most prominent universities, including Harvard, MIT, and George Washington, are awash with fossil fuel funding. New research conducted by Data for Progress confirms this, finding hundreds of millions of dollars donated from key fossil fuel companies to fund climate research at many of these academic institutions."
Universities Are Starting to Say No to Fossil Fuel Funding
"Fossil Free Research, a new group formed by many of the same students who pushed their campuses to divest from fossil fuels, is demanding that the world's top universities break their addiction to fossil fuel money and in late September they logged their first big win: Princeton University."
When Divestment Isn’t Enough
"A movement to get oil money out of academic research is taking shape on campuses."
Exxon in the classroom: how big oil money influences US universities
"Students at Princeton describe unease that Exxon employee had an office on campus, while dozens of universities have big oil links"
Total : Comment le géant de l'industrie pétrolière influence la transition énergétique
"Un rapport publié récemment par l'ONG Greenpeace fait état de l'omniprésence de Total dans le domaine de la recherche scientifique. En finançant de nombreuses études, le pétrolier serait en mesure d'orienter la transition écologique."
Universities face mounting pressure to stop taking fossil fuel funds
"Climate activists, emboldened by their success in pushing wealthy universities to divest their stocks from fossil fuel companies, are now looking to a new and even thornier target: the billions of dollars universities accept from those companies for climate research."