The Georgetown International Environmental Law Review has published a pro-divestment editorial in its online edition, GIELR Online. Citing GU Fossil Free’s final proposal, the editorial appeals to Georgetown’s Jesuit tradition of social justice as well as the financial benefits of divestment to argue that “Georgetown University must divest from companies that are propelling global climate change.”
The editorial follows the recent establishment of Georgetown University Law Fossil Free (GULFF), the Law Center counterpart of the divestment campaign on the main campus, GU Fossil Free.
“Georgetown University Fossil Free (GUFF), a student-run organization based in Georgetown’s main campus, recently reached out to Law Center students and faculty to increase support for University divestment from major carbon emitting companies. On October 2, 2014, leaders of the undergraduate campaign traveled to the Law Center to discuss GUFF’s divestment proposal and to explain the process for securing divestment. The meeting also included a call for Law Center students and professors to sign a petition in support of divestment.”
According to the editorial, “if the University agrees to move forward with GUFF’s proposal, Georgetown will become the fifteenth higher education institution in the world to divest from carbon investments.”