We know a safe climate future, below 1.5C warming, means zero fossil fuels. Yet, our banks are investing billions of dollars in the fossil fuel industry. Since 2015, our major banks have loaned over $21bn to fossil fuel projects in Aotearoa and offshore.
Did you know the The University of Auckland is investing in coal, oil, and gas companies in the face of a global climate emergency?
It’s time for The University of Auckland to show true commitment to sustainability. FFUOA, the student-led organisation at University of Auckland, is demanding that Vice-Chancellor Prof. Stuart McCutcheon actively supports divestment from coal, oil, and gas, #ForAllOurFutures.
350 Auckland are calling on the Auckland War Memorial Museum to take a moral stance and reject financial and non-financial support from Stevenson Foundation or Group (the company that hold the permits to mine Te Kuha in the West Coast), and other fossil fuel companies like them.
News of the default KiwiSaver funds’ investments in cluster bombs shocked people around the country. In addition, these funds are also invested in fossil fuels, which have similar destructive abilities to weapons – the climate catastrophes they cause decimate entire villages, towns, and ecosystems.
If Stevenson Group does go ahead with this mine the climate implications of Te Kuha mine will reach much further than the West Coast. This is an issue that impacts our whole nation, our neighbours in the Pacific, and our global commitments. #KeepItInTheGround
Ban fossil fuel industry events from council-owned venues
While our city councils plan for climate mitigation and adaptation, oil, gas, and coal conferences are being hosted in council-owned venues. At these industry events, the growth and advancement of the world’s dirtiest industry are promoted. We cannot allow this climate-wrecking business to operate in our city-owned venues.