Scottish money is fuelling the climate crisis.

Divestment is about freeing our communities, institutions and government from the power of fossil fuel polluters.

Grassroots campaigning around the world has led to thousands of organisations worth over $8 trillion committing to divest from fossil fuels, including Glasgow University, the first in Europe to divest.

Ten organisations in Scotland have committed to go fossil free. This is a great start but there’s much more to do to.

Take action on divestment and help us ensure Scotland’s future is fossil free.

It’s time to Divest Scotland.

This year the Scottish Parliament has an unprecedented opportunity to invest in a fossil free future.

That’s why we’re calling for Members of the Scottish Parliament to pledge to divest Scotland from fossil fuels.

With MSPs’ support, we can ensure that their pension fund and the forthcoming Scottish National Investment Bank promote clean jobs instead of fossil fuels, unlocking billions of pounds to build a zero-carbon future.

Take action with the Divest Scotland Campaign.

Take our e-action to ask your MSPs to take the pledge.

You can also see a full list of MSPs who’ve pledged.

Ready to take the next step and meet your MSP?

To get advice or support, or to find out how you can do more, email

Crucial vote on Scotland's new public bank

Committee MSPs will vote on the Scottish National Investment Bank Bill at Stage Two on Tuesday 19 November.

We want MSPs to fix the Bill so that the Bank’s primary mission is to invest in a Just Transition away from fossil fuels and address the climate emergency. This is also the key opportunity to add a clear ethical investment framework and improve accountability.

Click here to read the Friends of the Earth Scotland Stage 2 Parliamentary Briefing.

Or take action now by emailing the MSPs on the Committee.

Ask your MSP to divest Scotland

Take Action Now

Last year Ireland was the first country to divest from fossil fuels, a visionary step towards building a sustainable future. Nicola Sturgeon says Scotland should lead the world on climate change, so we must take similar action.

Ask your MSP to divest their own pension fund and ensure the new National Investment Bank is fossil free.

Email your MSP

Local councils invest billions in fossil fuels

The local council divestment movement

Scotland is phasing our fossil fuel cars and has stopped fracking, yet our local governments still invest billions in fossil fuel companies through their pension funds. Councils across the UK are beginning to divest – can Scotland follow?

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Help with your campaign

Do you need help, guidance or resources to get your campaign up and running?

We have plenty of information available if you are interested in campaigning for fossil free pensions in your Council area. These how-to guides, briefings and more will also be useful for campaigning at universities, churches and other institutions.

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