Göttingen has decided to divest from all investments in the fossil fuel sector because of the industries continued pursuit of climate-wrecking business activities. A meeting of the city council’s finance committee today approved a motion that had been submitted last week.

“This is a reason to celebrate! Not only is this an important decision for Göttingen, but it also sets a great example for other large cities”said Luisa Neubauer, spokesperson for Fossil Free Göttingen.

Fossil Free Göttingen has been running a public campaign for months and will be staging an action today to celebrate the news. The decision came during the Global Divestment Mobilisation, a wave of global action between 5 – 13 May 2017.  Thousands of people all over the world have been taking action to divest their institutions from the industry driving a global climate crisis.