Who’s stepping away from fossil fuels? Divestment in numbers

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The global divestment campaign, urging people to move their money out of oil, coal and gas companies, has gained momentum. Here are some key figures

We know that so far…

13 UK universities have fully divested from fossil fuels

and…

$5.2bn (£3.9bn) has been divested by more than 50,000 people around the world

However…

1/3 of known oil reserves must be left untouched if we are to remain below an already dangerous 2C global rise in temperatures

4/5 of coal reserves must be left untouched if we are to remain below an already dangerous 2C global rise in temperatures

and…

1/2 of all gas reserves must be left untouched if we are to remain below an already dangerous 2C global rise in temperaturesdivestment-figures6

Read our article on how divestment is helping refuel progress here.

Main image: ‘UNSW students call on their university to divest from fossil fuels’ Kate Ausburn
Graphics: Studio Blackburn

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