Recently, the fossil fuel divestment movement has appeared frequently in the public domain. It has grown significantly since its introduction as a radical student-driven campaign. With the support of established organisations and institutions, fossil fuel divestment has grown into a mainstream movement that is demanding the attention and response of individuals, institutions, investment houses, companies and governments across the globe.
The clear link between rising global temperatures and the emissions from the combustion of fossil fuels is established. Limiting the warming effect means limiting Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions from the combustion of fossil fuels.