Wellcome Trust comment on Guardian fossil fuels campaign

Today The Guardian announced a petition urging the Wellcome Trust and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to divest from fossil fuels.

Below follows a statement from the Wellcome Trust:

Environmental change, including climate change, is one of the greatest contemporary challenges facing our society, and we have made understanding the connections between environment, nutrition and health one of our five key research challenges. This is a highly complex issue which we take seriously in our decisions and on which we engage with policy-makers, researchers and the businesses in which we invest.