Ad-Hoc Committee on Fossil Fuels

Campus Shot

The Ad-Hoc Committee on Fossil Fuels of the Board of Trustees of the University of Pittsburgh is charged by  the Chairperson of the Board of Trustees to provide a report by January 15, 2021, on “options on whether, to what extent, and via what methods the University, in its Endowment, should consider divestment from fossil fuels in existing and/or future investments.”  

Committee Charge

The University of Pittsburgh’s Consolidated Endowment Fund (the “Endowment”) is a supporting financial pillar that enables the University to carry out its education and research mission now, and into the future. Read more »

Background Resources

The following are University of Pittsburgh background resources provided to the Committee upon its convening regarding the Committee’s Charge.

Public Comment

The Ad-Hoc Committee on Fossil Fuels of the Board of Trustees of the University of Pittsburgh invites the university community and public to provide public comment related to its Charge.  Public comments can be submitted here ;

Public Forums

The Ad-Hoc Committee will host two virtual Public Forums Information in October.  Learn more and register.

Experts Interviewed

In September through November 2020, the Ad-Hoc Committee on Fossil Fuels of the Board of Trustees of the University of Pittsburgh will be inviting internal and external experts to present to and be interviewed by the Committee.  As they are interviewed, the names and affiliations of those individuals will be listed here.

Draft Report for Comment (Dec/Jan)

It is the intention of the Ad-Hoc Committee on Fossil Fuels of the Board of Trustees of the University of Pittsburgh to post a draft, partial report for on this website in December 2020 or January 2021.