This is a week dedicated to raising awareness about the causes and possible solutions to climate change. As many may know, the main cause is increased carbon emissions, which largely come from burning fossil fuels. In South Africa the main source of emissions is from coal based electricity generation.
Therefore, Fossil Fuel Divestment is a campaign to reduce coal based electricity and shift to more renewable sources of power, such as solar PV and wind. South is abundant in these natural resources and has had a successful REIPPP program in the recent past. This campaign advocates UCT to remove its funding to fossil fuels companies