Journal article

Climate change and the fossil fuel divestment movement in Canadian higher education: The mobilities of actions, actors, and tactics

Naomi Mumbi Maina, Jaylene Murray, Marcia McKenzie

JOURNAL OF CLEANER PRODUCTION | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

Situated within the broader climate justice movement, the fossil fuel divestment movement calls for both public and private divestment of financial holdings from fossil fuel companies. This paper examines the extent of fossil fuel divestment campaigns at higher education institutions across Canada, examining key actions and tactics through which campaigns are initiated and mobilized, as led by students, faculty, alumni, and climate justice organizations. Findings indicate that out of 220 accredited Canadian universities and colleges, there are 38 active divestment campaigns and 6 institutions that have committed to varying degrees of divestment. Tactics used in these campaigns include signin..

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Grants

Awarded by Sustainability and Education Policy Network (SEPN) - Partnership Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada


Funding Acknowledgements

We wish to acknowledge funding support from the Sustainability and Education Policy Network (SEPN), supported by a Partnership Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (Grant No 895-2011-1025, Principal Investigator Dr. Marcia McKenzie).