Divest MUN says decision by university’s Board of Regents to strike an advisory committee to study the question of fossil fuel divestment is a “positive sign”.
A recent vote in Parliament to condemn support for the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement against Israel reveals Canada’s new Liberal government is fundamentally aligned with Stephen Harper and the Tories on Israel and Palestine, say critics.
Divest MUN is asking Memorial University to make its divest from fossil fuels.
Global movement grows in Canada’s faith community, strengthening the call to combat climate change on moral and ethical grounds.
After MUN’s faculty union voted overwhelmingly in support of fossil fuel divestment to tackle climate change, Memorial University President Gary Kachanoski touted the school’s “ethical investment policy”. Problem is, that policy has not yet been enacted.
Following a premier’s climate summit in Québec City earlier this week, Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Paul Davis says his government cares about mitigating climate change but has no plans to slow fossil fuel development anytime soon. Meanwhile, 60+ Canadian academics think the time is perfect for a transition to low-carbon economy.
On April 15, one day after NL Premier Paul Davis attended a climate summit in Quebec City that brought together most provincial and territorial leaders, Davis answered questions by phone about how Newfoundland and Labrador is responding to the climate crisis and the province’s “responsibility to be in oil”
Memorial University’s fossil fuel divestment group launched its first direct action Thursday at Grenfell Campus, using impromptu theatre to talk about climate justice
They’ve been planning for more than a year, and now a group of students at Memorial University’s Grenfell Campus is launching a movement to remove the university as an accomplice in the fossil fuel industry’s massive contribution to climate change.