Monthly Archives: November 2013

Who can be trusted with our planet? Reflections on a week in climate politics

This past week I was taking an interest in events unfolding in Warsaw, Edinburgh and Yale.  Each in its way revealed something about the divisions in global politics of the environment. In Warsaw at the COP19 Climate Talks – before … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

On divestment, double-think, and the authority of received (un-)wisdom

Yale University is about to hold a referendum on whether to divest its endowment from fossil fuels.  Having recently blogged on that subject from here in Edinburgh, and coincidentally having also touched on it in an address at Yale a … Continue reading

Posted in responsible investment, Uncategorized | 3 Comments

Should universities divest from fossil fuels?

Divestment from fossil fuels is the focus of a campaign among students and other civil society groups that is gathering momentum – and faster, it seems, even than previous campaigns that targeted apartheid, tobacco and arms manufacturers.  Universities are among … Continue reading

Posted in environment, responsible investment | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment