Energy and emissions footprint

Severing Ties to + Investments in Fossil Fuel + Arms Industries

The Chancellor is the chairwoman of tech company Thales Australia, which builds railways for coal mines, but also weapons of mass destruction. 100 companies are responsible for 71% of global emissions, the world's biggest polluter is the U.S. military. Universities should not be institutions which profit at the expense of people and planet. They should not be promoting the social license of fossil fuel companies. There should not be clear conflicts of interest through things like investments and multi-million dollar research scholarships in partnership with arms industries. All this goes against a socially and environmentally sustainable future we should be working towards.


Idea No. 47