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Letter from President Paxson: Brown’s actions on climate change

On Mar 8, 2020
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RT @CampanaleMark: Brown Uni's Investment Office has sold 90% of investments in companies that extract fossil fuels and the remainder is being liquidated from its $4.2bn endowment. Reason? "Investments in fossil fuels carry too much long-term financial risk". https://t.co/qbJhSjadlo
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President Christina H. Paxson wrote to the campus community on March 4 with an update on Brown’s efforts to confront climate change through net-zero GHG initiatives, halting investments in fossil fuel extraction in the University’s endowment and other efforts.

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On Mar 8, 2020
@ChristopherNFox shared
RT @CampanaleMark: Brown Uni's Investment Office has sold 90% of investments in companies that extract fossil fuels and the remainder is being liquidated from its $4.2bn endowment. Reason? "Investments in fossil fuels carry too much long-term financial risk". https://t.co/qbJhSjadlo
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Letter from President Paxson: Brown’s actions on climate change

President Christina H. Paxson wrote to the campus community on March 4 with an update on Brown’s efforts to confront climate change through net-zero GHG initiatives, halting investments in ...

Brown sells 90 percent of fossil fuel investments

The University is in the process of selling all its direct investments in fossil fuels, President Christina Paxson P’19 wrote in a March 4 [email protected] announcement. The letter also informed ...

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Brown’s Withdrawing from the Fossil Fuel Industry. Will Harvard Follow?

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Climate change: Vermont will not meet its 2028 emissions goals. Now what?

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