Cancel BP Sponsored Climate Change event at Newcastle University

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People & Planet Newcastle University started this petition to Newcastle University and

BP are sponsoring an event on Newcastle University campus on Thursday 12th March. We think this is unnacceptable given the current state of global climate and ecological breakdown, which has been acknowledged by Newcastle University in its declaration of a climate emergency

BP are a global leader in fossil fuel production, the primary cause of climate breakdown. They also commit human rights abuses of communities in the areas in which they extract fossil fuels. By providing BP with a platform on campus, Newcastle University is complicit in these actions, as well as acting in contradiction with its declaration of a climate emergency and its recent commitment to full divestment from fossil fuel companies, including BP itself.

Instead of providing space for debate around meaningful action to tackle climate breakdown, Newcastle University has allowed BP a platform to appropriate climate justice discourse and greenwash its own ecocidal practices which are a fundamental driver of the crisis.

We call on Newcastle University to cancel this event immediately, and decline to offer fossil fuel companies any more platforms on campus, in line with its declaration of a climate emergency and full divestment from fossil fuel companies.

Please sign this petition to kick BP off our campus!

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