We the undersigned reject the University of Toronto's decision to not divest from fossil fuels.
President Gertler is rejecting his own expert committee's recommendation.
But more disturbingly, President Gertler is failing his students and the University's reputation.
Climate change is a defining moral issue in our generation. Fossil fuel companies have no plan to decarbonize our economies in time to avoid catastrophic climate change.
Instead of supporting indigenous rights, clean energy, and a justice-based transition to an economy that works for everyone, President Gertler is keeping the University on the wrong side of history.
And we will refuse to donate money to the University of Toronto until the University divests.