This page is a repository of relevant news and research on fossil fuel divestment
Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has expressed concern that the government is going too far in terms of deregulation of LGPS
Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA)’s letter to DCLG on proposed changes to LGPS rules
Sign the e-petition pushing back on tories’ proposals to ban divestment .
The government is trying to stop divestment in England and Wales – a blog by FoE
The Tories’ plot to close down local democracy via bans on divestment
Haringey council moves millions out of fossil fuels
Updated briefing (Jan 2016) from FoE for divestment campaigners
Friends of the Earth Scotland launches a campaign to divest the Scottish Parliament Pensions. Campaign info: a) Full details and sources b) e-action c) Coverage in the Sunday Herald
Last week, city councillors in York voted for a push to pull council money including pension funds out of fossil fuel companies even though council leader Chris Steward, who is a stockbroker, said such a move would be impossibly complex.
Responding to Oil funded anti-divestment report
Public sector pension funds in Scotland ploughing £1.7bn into ‘dirty investments
Local Authority divestment: from part of the problem to part of the solution (Blog by New Economics Foundation)
Divest and reinvest: 6 local governments that are innovating for sustainability
Cllr Robert Chapman, Chair of Pensions Committee, provides an update on how Hackney Council is addressing concerns about the investment in fossil fuels as part of its pension fund.
See Editorial/FAQ on pages 6 and 8 for divestment news on LB Hackney
Divestment pledges surpass $2.6 trillion!
Divest-Invest’s 2015 report on the growth of the global divestment and clean energy reinvestment report
California passes bill forcing biggest pension funds to divest from coal
The National Youth Assembly of the Church of Scotland urges action on climate change
What Labour needs to learn from the divestment and anti-fracking movements
Scotland is ahead of the game in divestment & reinvestment?
Don’t Dither, Divest! Ethical Investments by Universities in Scotland
Energy democracy and how do we pay for it?
Methodist conference votes to divest from coal and tar sands
Financing universal health coverage by cutting fossil fuels subsidies
Al Gore’s business partner warns investors of fossil fuel risks
A consortium of leaders from nine different philanthropic institutions in Europe is encouraging charitable foundations and high net worth individuals to divest from fossil fuels and invest 5% or more of their portfolio in climate solutions. Check out Europeans for Divest Invest
The Carbon Underground 200 identifies the top 100 public coal companies globally and the top 100 public oil and gas companies globally, ranked by the potential carbon emissions content of their reported reserves. The reserves of these companies total 555 gigatons (Gt) of potential CO2 emissions, almost five times more than can be burned for the world to have an 80% chance of limiting global temperature rise to 2°C (3.6° F). Here is the 2015 list.
Carbon Tracker has a wealth of information.
A list of brilliant organisations compiled by the New Internationalist working towards a better energy future
The case for the health community to divest: An article in the Guardian, A call to the health community, editorial in the British Medical Journal, health community urges the Wellcome Trust to divest
UNISON joining the call for Fossil Free Pensions
Fossil Free Indexes US (FFIUS) outperformed the S&P 500 by about 1.5%.
The Guardian gets behind divestment and is campaigning to get Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Wellcome Trust to DIVEST!
Divest London’s oil slick protest at the Wellcome Trust
A new campaign is emerging to get the Lothian Pension Fund, one of Scotland’s largest public funds, to divest from dirty and risky fossil-fuels and invest sustainably
The movement is growing: a roundup of Global Divestment Day
David Watson, UNISON Scotland’s Head of Bargaining & Campaigns, is behind divestment
A Local Authority Guide to Banking for Social Good (Move Your Money, 2013)
Divestment is possible:
The Quakers in the UK have already divested! And are reinvesting!
The San Francisco Employees’ Retirement System shifts funds into a fossil free index tracker
Norway oil fund reveals divestment and responsible investment plans
Over 150 investors, including Environment Agency, Church of England and Pension Funds, demand that BP test whether their business model is compatible with international pledge to limit global warming to 2C
Environment Agency Pension Fund reduces environmental risk without compromising financial performance
Environment Agency Pension Fund: leading on responsible investment?
Environment Agency fund: a natural progression
Europe’s electricity providers face an existential threat
Solar has won. Even if coal were to burn, power stations couldn’t compete
Fossil Fuel divestment won’t be easy, but there are alternatives
Beyond Fossil Fuels- The Investment Case for Fossil Fuel Divestment
Responding to the Call for Fossil Fuel Free Portfolios
Institutional Pathways to Fossil Free Investing
SOAS becomes first London university to commit to divestment
Global Divestment Day: 14 and 15 February 2015
University of Glasgow commits to divestment
UK’s Christian community supports divestment
The British Medical Association votes for divestment
The London divestment movement is growing
Go Fossil Free
Natural Resources Defense Council calls for divestment
Individuals can take action too
Asset manages who offer fossil free funds in the UK are include:
More always coming