UK Councils:

Fuelling the Fire

New data has revealed that councils across the UK are investing more than £16 billion in the fossil fuel industry – the companies responsible for the climate crisis.

It’s time for our local councils to stop #fuellingthefire and divest.

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2017 has brought devastating climate impacts – with hurricanes ravaging the Caribbean, and Pacific islanders fighting to stop their homes from disappearing.

While national governments gather for the COP23 climate talks, our new report shows here at home, local councils are still backing the industry responsible for the climate crisis, pouring billions into the companies blocking action.

Keeping fossil fuels in the ground is a matter of survival for communities around the world – we need to stand in solidarity with them, and fight for climate justice.

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Our interactive tool lets you see exactly what your local council invests in.

Use the map and table below to find out about your council’s fossil fuel investments or rank councils against each other.

Total Value of Pension Funds: £295.1 billion
Total Fossil Fuel Investments £16.1 billion (5.5%)
Local Authority Fund Name Total Fund Value Total Fossil Fuel Investments Total
Direct Investments Direct
Projected Indirect Investments
£ Millions

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About Fuelling the Fire

Read the full report and methodology here.

Note: we have corrected some totals due a previous data processing error.

Fuelling the Fire is a joint report from, Community Reinvest, Friends of the Earth England Wales and Northern Ireland, Friends of the Earth Scotland and Platform

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