This briefing by Dr David McCoy provides a structured and detailed examination of the arguments used by Jeremy Farrar (Wellcome Trust) and Charlie Jeffery (University of Edinburgh) to support continued investment in fossil fuel companies and ‘stakeholder engagement’.
Download: Divestment is No Grand Gesture [PDF]
The case for divestment by the health community has also been supported by this Editorial in The BMJ, published 25 June 2015.
If you are a health professional of any kind, or a health academic, you can support and join the divestment movement by adding your name to this open letter to the Wellcome Trust, hosted by The Guardian.
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