It’s time for Scotland to stop investing in the climate crisis.

Divestment challenges the legitimacy of climate-polluting companies and shows that we can have thriving communities free from fossil fuels. Worldwide funds worth over $6 trillion have gone fossil free and Scotland has made a great start, with universities, faith groups and cultural institutions breaking financial ties with companies driving the climate crisis.

Councils are fuelling the climate crisis

Oil, gas and coal companies have no future. Fossil fuels are the industry most responsible for the climate crisis and investing in these companies flies in the face of Scotland’s wider efforts to phase out fossil fuel cars and ban fracking.

Our councils invest £1.8 billion of their pension funds in fossil fuels.

Globally over 800 funds have gone fossil free. It’s time for Scotland’s councils to join them and divest.

Explore more about Local Government Divestment.

Universities, faith groups and charities are going fossil free.

Glasgow University was the first in Europe to announce that it would divest from fossil fuels, paving the way for another six Scottish universities to make a divestment commitment. The United Reform Church was the first faith-based organisation in Scotland to divest, with the Church of Scotland later voting to stop investing in coal.

Organisations committing to fully divest from fossil fuels:

For a full list of the over 800 organisations which have divested globally click here.

Call on Scotland's councils to divest their pension funds from fossil fuels

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Data has revealed that councils across Scotland are investing more than £1.8 billion in the fossil fuel industry – the companies most responsible for the climate crisis.

It’s time for our councils to divest their pension funds from companies who are driving the climate crisis, and instead work for a just transition towards a fair, renewable future.

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