Trinity College Cambridge commits to net zero by 2050

The college will fully divest in companies that use fossil fuels and has set five science-based targets

Trinity College Cambridge has committed to net zero emissions by 2050, amending its investment policy to align with the Paris Agreement.

The college has announced its divestment of all fossil fuels by the end of 2021. This includes the termination of investments in all companies that generate their products or revenue streams from the use of fossil fuels.

It has set five science-based targets to be implemented across the next decade and will begin releasing regular reports on its carbon footprint, leading to a roadmap to net zero.

The decision to decarbonise has been made by experts, fellows and students of the college.

Elianna Proud, Environmental Officer of the Student’s Union, said: “Trinity College Student’s Union (TCSU) and the student body have long supported divestment and a commitment to being carbon-neutral. To see our college continue its work towards a more ethical and sustainable future by making this significant pledge is very exciting for us all.

“We are pleased and proud to be a part of a college that wants to invest responsibly and takes our current climate crisis and ecological emergency seriously.”

 

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