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We’re campaigning for the Scottish Parliament and Government to end investments in fossil fuels. Find out more about the campaign on our main divestment page.
The Divest Scotland pledge reads:
“I pledge to support the Scottish Government and Parliament divesting from fossil fuels and investing in a just transition to a zero carbon economy over an appropriate time-scale.”
As of 10 January 2020 23 MSPs have signed the pledge:
Former Minister and MSP for Edinburgh Central Marco Biagi has also pledged support.
In 2014 Glasgow University became the first in Europe to announce that it would divest from fossil fuels, paving the way for the majority of Scotland’s universities to make a divestment commitment.
A total of 10 Scottish organisations have now committed to divested their funds from, or formally cut sponsorship ties with, fossil fuel companies.
Fossil free investors:
Fossil sponsorship free:
A number of other Scottish organisations have also made partial commitments.
The majority of Scotland’s MPs have supported the independently-organised Divest Parliament campaign. You can see a full list of MP pledges here.
A number of local Councillors have also pledged support for local campaigns. Click through to the local campaigns for details:
For a full list of well over 1,000 organisations which have divested globally click here.