Divesting to protect our pensions and the planet: a guide for councillors
Investing local pensions in fossil fuels is fuelling climate change and air pollution,
contradicting local, national and international commitments to tackle climate change.
It is also putting members’ pensions in jeopardy as fossil fuel investments now pose a
dangerous long-term financial risk to investors. To move toward a zero carbon future we need to phase out the use of fossil fuels.
This briefing advises Councillors on the risks of fossil fuel investments and how divestment can be enacted. It is published jointly by FoE Scotland, FoE England Wales and Northern Ireland, and Platform.