All the information and resources you need to run a divestment campaign targeting your local council. Get involved!
Our local councils invests over £14 billion in the fossil fuel industry.
We know that to stop catastrophic climate change we have to keep fossil fuels in the ground and transition quickly towards a clean renewable economy. The fossil fuel industry has spent decades spreading lies about the climate to protect their profits at the expense of people and planet, but together we can turn the tide against them.
It’s imperative that our councils and pension funds break ties with this morally bankrupt sector and divest from fossil fuels. By doing so,they can take necessary action to protect fund members’ pensions from risky investments, and join hundreds of public institutions worldwide in taking a stand against an industry which is causing climate chaos and endangering our future.
This guide is for anyone who wants to take action for local government divestment in their community.
It includes information on how local councils and pension funds work, as well as top tips on running a successful campaign – so have a look, then get campaigning!
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Local government divestment campaigns are building power all over the UK.
Already there are nearly 50 local groups and campaigns taking action to divest local government, with more springing up every month – get involved:
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May 2, 2018
May 3rd is local election day! Time to go and vote
Local councils across the UK are up for election, make sure to get out and vote on May 3rd before polling stations close.
March 8, 2018
Two more UK councils back divestment
We’re racking up the wins this week, as two more councils – Derby and Monmouthshire – vote to back divestment and the move to a Fossil Free future!
March 7, 2018
Launching today: a new movement for a #FossilFree Northern Ireland
Today, we’re launching a new campaign for a #FossilFree Northern Ireland – and we need you!
March 2, 2018
Only people can power change. Join us 8-9 September
Put this date in your diaries now. Ahead of the next round of global climate talks in Poland in November,…