Royal College of Emergency Medicine goes Fossil Free

RCEM divests from fossil fuels
RCEM divests from fossil fuels

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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