Brown wants ‘robust response’ on climate

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Members of Brown University's governing body have asked the school to develop a "robust response" to climate change but taken no action on a recommendation that it divest from coal companies.

The Corporation discussed divestment during its commencement weekend meeting, held Thursday and Friday.

Members of the Brown Divest Coal Campaign were invited to attend and answer questions. The group has been pushing the Corporation to support divestment.

An advisory committee on corporate responsibility has recommended that the university divest from the largest coal companies. Members of the Corporation said they want more leadership on greenhouse gases, but that the divestment issue is complex and merits further discussion.

At the same meeting, the Corporation also elected two new fellows and 10 new trustees and accepted gifts of over $38 million.


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