Kontakt oss

Telefon: 22 03 31 50
E-post: post@framtiden.no
Mariboes gate 8

Støtt arbeidet vårt

Liker du arbeidet Framtiden i våre hender gjør? Med din støtte kan vi gjøre enda mer.
Bli medlem nå!

Ja til miljørabatt!

Kutt moms på reparasjon og utleie av klær, utstyr og elektronikk!
Les mer

Vi jobber for etisk og miljøvennlig forbruk

The Largest Norwegian Universities Divest from Fossil Fuels

Today, UNIFOR, an institution which funds scientific research at the University of Oslo, Norwegian University of Science and Technology and the Norwegian University of Life Sciences has officially announced it will divest over 20 millions Euros from fossil fuels.

Creative commons: Oter
Creative commons: Oter

Today, UNIFOR, an institution which funds scientific research at the University of Oslo, Norwegian University of Science and Technology and the Norwegian University of Life Sciences has officially announced it will divest over 20 millions Euros from fossil fuels.

In reaction, Christoffer Klyve, Director of Future in our Hands, the largest environmental NGO in Norway, said:

“Norway’s largest knowledge-based institutions and student activists have shown true moral leadership against the backdrop of the Arctic being a shocking 20 degrees warmer than usual due to fossil fuel-driven climate change. If Norwegian decision-makers would show historic leadership by instructing the trillion-dollar Oil Fund to invest billions of dollars in solar and wind power around the world, this could unleash a clean energy revolution and bring us back from the brink of civilizational collapse. The Oil Fund managers are even calling on the Government to give it a renewables investment mandate and the Parliamentary debate in early 2017 must trigger this.”   

In Spring 2017, Parliament will revisit the proposal to allow the Norwegian Government Pension Fund (the Oil Fund) to invest directly in infrastructure, which could unlock scalable investment in renewables. Norges Bank, which manages the Fund’s portfolio, is in fact calling on decision makers to give it a mandate to invest in clean energy as part of reliable infrastructure investment.

Renewable energy in general, and photovoltaic solar energy in particular, is booming. 2015 was a record year for investment in renewable energy, with renewable power installation outpacing all other forms of energy production for the first time. A lack of long-term capital is holding back the rapid transformation away from a fossil energy system despite the fact that renewable investment is low risk and should be an obvious area of investment for pension funds and sovereign wealth funds

Interviews: Christoffer Klyve, Director Future in our Hands +47 917 17 432 Christoffer@framtiden.no

- Annonse -