Students from twelve top engineering and business schools in France are planning a demonstration on 26 April to protest against TotalEnergies’ proposed pipeline, Eacop, in Uganda and Tanzania, which would affect the environment and local populations. The students’ action also targets other companies that do not comply with the Paris Agreement on climate change, with the campaigners saying they do not intend to work for such companies. The students are concerned about Eacop’s potential impact, which includes the creation of six oil fields and the construction of a large heated pipeline between Uganda’s Lake Albert region and Tanga in Tanzania. The campaigners hope to raise awareness of Eacop among the student population, claiming that over half of students at the Ponts engineering school, one of their targets, are unaware of the pipeline. The drive to mitigate climate change, including through reducing carbon emissions, has become increasingly popular among students. This has led to a spate of public commitments from investment banks, insurers, and others to limit their activities in the fossil fuel industry. Recently, France’s TotalEnergies pledged to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, following activism by environmental groups.
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