Royal College of Emergency Medicine goes Fossil Free
The Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM) has sold all fossil fuel investments formerly held in its £1.3m portfolio. It joins a growing list of global healthcare institution divestments worth £274m.
RCEM’s decision was made on the of back ever-growing concerns about the impact of fossil fuels on human and planetary health. Just 100 fossil fuel companies have been responsible for over 70% of greenhouse gas emissions since 1988.
Air pollution, to which the fossil fuel industry is a major contributor, claims approximately 7 million lives per year, similar to the number of deaths per year due to tobacco.
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