La Trobe becomes Australia's first university to commit to fossil-fuel divestment

La Trobe becomes Australia's first university to commit to fossil-fuel divestment l The Guardian

by Michael Slezak, May 25, 2016

  • La Trobe has become the first university in Australia to commit to a complete divestment from fossil fuels, the university council endorsing a plan to do so over the next five years.

    It is a significant win for staff and students who have campaigned for the outcome on campuses around the country.

    In a statement, the university said: “The change was in response to suggestions by a group of student and staff passionate about reducing the impact of climate change and lobbied university leaders to change its investment strategy.”