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Hazzard welcomes resolution of QUB fossil fuel protest

16 December, 2015 - by Chris Hazzard


Sinn Féin MLA Chris Hazzard has welcomed the resolution reached between students and Queens University Belfast over fossil fuels. 

Speaking today Mr Hazzard said:

"Queen’s currently invest £5.5m into fossil fuel companies despite having an ethical investment policy.

“In a joint statement with the Students Union and the university there is now an undertaking to review this investment.

"In a week in which every country on the planet have agreed in Paris to a reduction in fossil fuels this is welcome news. 

“I would like to congratulate both the students and the university for reaching this position and pledging to bring the review to conclusion by June 2016 with the aims of bringing university investment in line with their Carbon Management Plan.

"Sinn Féin will continue to support the staff and students in developing their university with regards to an ethical policy on fossil fuels and investment.” 

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