Fossil fuel divestment: Q&A

Further information on the University’s February 2021 announcement that it had completed divestment from fossil fuels.

On 25 February 2021, the University of Edinburgh announced that it had completed divestment from fossil fuels, marking a significant milestone in its journey to become carbon neutral by 2040.

The following questions and answers provide more information on what fossil fuel divestment is; why the University chose to divest; the process it took to do so; and what it plans to do next to continue making more responsible investments.