• 5 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Rachel Hubbard
  • Call for 100% Renewables
    To stop climate change
    1 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Atiya Jaffar
  • Campaigning for Northumberland's council pension fund to divest
    With only 12 years left to drastically reduce CO2 emissions we simple do not have time to continue to fund companies who continue to burn fossil fuels
    12 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Sarah Smith
  • End Croydon Council's support of fossil fuels
    Climate change is one of the greatest threats facing humanity. It is real and it is happening now. We know that one of the biggest contributors to climate change is humans burning fossil fuels. If we are to keep to the aims of the Paris agreement and keep global warming to less than 2°C above pre-industrial levels then we have to leave 80% of known fossil fuel reserves unburnt. Increasing the threat of climate change or trying to profit from increasing the threat is clearly not a responsible use of public funds. Responsible investors should therefore withdraw their support from every company that is involved in extracting, promoting or selling fossil fuels. Croydon Council's pension fund currently has around £40m invested in fossil fuel companies such as Chevron, ExxonMobil and Shell. Croydon Council should take a stand and divest our money from fossil fuel companies. Divestment from fossil fuels would make a powerful statement that the fossil fuel industry is morally and economically unviable, and that the people of Croydon wish to support a sustainable energy future.
    1 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Ellen Gibson
  • Divest Scottish Borders Council From Fossil Fuels
    Over £23 million of the Scottish Borders Council pension fund is currently invested in Fossil Fuels. (Divest and Reinvest Scotland Report) We need our council to take an active role in protecting our environment and the health of our communities, investing in fossil fuels is out dated and contributes to continuing climate change. As well as contributing to the destruction of our planet these funds are now at risk as fossil fuels become a thing of the past - we need our council to secure these funds for their employees by investing in technologies of the future including renewable energy and investing in our communities.
    116 of 200 Signatures
    Created by Pauline Stewart
  • Newham Council, Divest from Fossil Fuels
    The London Borough of Newham has multiple investments in the fossil fuel industry. Fossil fuels contribute to the rise of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere. Scientists agree that we must reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere in order to halt excessive global warming. Climate change has already resulted in more instances of extreme weather, rising sea levels and melting ice glaciers. The Paris Climate agreement of 2015 committed to keeping the global temperature increase to below 2 degrees celsius (above pre-industrial levels). In order to honour this agreement, we must move the flow of finance away from fossil fuel industries, one of the highest contributors of carbon emissions. Taking money out of these companies will make it much more difficult for them to continue damaging the environment.
    409 of 500 Signatures
    Created by Louis Martin
  • Pension funds divestment
    Part of overall effort to stem atmospheric rise in greenhouse gases
    4 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Declan Prendergast
  • Divest Irvine from Fossil Fuels
    Donald Trump has been sworn in as the president of the United States. Just days before the inauguration scientists released reports confirming that 2016 was the warmest year on record. We must fight climate change NOW, if not for our selves then for our children and grandchildren. We must take a stand and show our President that the people of this country care very deeply about this Earth and will fight with everything they have to protect. Change begins at the grassroots level. Lets start fighting!
    6 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Saman Salahuddin
  • Fossil Free Augsburg
    Welche Gründe sprechen für ein Divestment der Stadt Augsburg? Klimapolitische Gründe für die Stadt Augsburg
: Die Nachhaltigkeitsagenda der Stadt Augsburg gibt im Unterpunkt Ökologie das umweltverträgliche, ressourceneffiziente und ressourcenschonende Wirtschaften an erster Stelle vor. Damit allein verbietet sich jegliche Unterstützung fossiler Energieträger. Der Ausstoß von Kohlendioxid (CO2) muss so schnell wie möglich drastisch gesenkt werden, da das globale Klima und die Ozeane keine weitere Erwärmung vertragen.
 Finanzielle Gründe für die Stadt Augsburg
: Die Finanzen der Stadt Augsburg müssen im Namen der Bürger nachhaltig und sicher investiert werden. Investitionen müssen sollten daher zukunftsweisend sein. Kohle-, Öl- und Gasunternehmen sind wie zuvor beschrieben überbewertet und es droht ein massiver Wertverlust. Stadtpolitische Gründe
: Die Umweltstadt Augsburg kann hier als 4. Stadt in Deutschland (neben Berlin, Münster und Stuttgart) eine klare Position beziehen und ebenfalls deinvestieren. Große Konzerne wie AXA und die Allianz, sowie der Norwegische Pensionsfond mit €800 Milliarden Investitionssumme entschlossen sich bereits zu einem (teilweisen) Divestment. Nur durch eine klare Position zum Klimaschutz kann der Umbau der Energieversorgung beschleunigt werden.
    59 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Ludwig Peter & Christian Schön
  • Divest Bexley Council from fossil fuels
    Bexley Council's huge investments in fossil fuels (coal, oil and gas) are a matter of financial and ethical concern for everyone living in the borough of Bexley. Bexley Pension Fund is responsible for the incomes of Bexley pensioners and invests around £30m in fossil fuel companies including Glencore, Suncor and Tullow Oil. There is strong evidence that these investments in fossil fuel companies are highly risky in the short and long term. And in the event of their investments falling in value, the shortfall has to be paid for by council taxpayers. At the same time these fossil fuel investments are a direct contributor to damaging man-made climate change. This is of particular relevance to Bexley residents as the area will be severely affected by future flooding caused by climate change - a risk acknowledged by Bexley Council itself. This pointless gamble with our future is due to an unwillingness of the council's financial advisers, including UBS, to stray beyond the herdlike 'business as usual' thinking that led to the 2008 financial crash. It therefore makes financial and ethical sense to stop investing in these companies. We are concerned residents calling on Bexley Council to show leadership and commit to divesting from fossil fuels joining public institutions including Haringey Council, British Medical Association, Stanford University, Oxford City Council and Bristol City Council.
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    Created by Samuel Martin
  • Kensington & Chelsea Council Divest from Fossil Fuel Investments
    It is imperative to divest from fossil fuel investments for both ethical and financial reasons. To avoid catastrophic climate change and keep global temperatures below more than 2ºC above pre-industrial levels, more than 80 per cent of the world’s known coal reserves, 30 per cent of known oil and 50 per cent of gas reserves are unburnable.[1] Oxfam has already confirmed that the poor and struggling people that they work with are reporting ever-changing and unpredictable weather patterns, which contribute to deeper and longer lasting floods in South Asia; irregular rainfall in Mozambique, or hotter temperatures that are melting glaciers in Bolivia and Tajikistan.[2] Climate change may also wipe out $2.5 trillion, or 1.8 percent of the world's financial assets by the end of this century if the planet continues to warm at its current rate, according to a recent study in the peer-reviewed journal Nature Climate Change.[3] In a speech at Lloyd’s of London in September 2015, Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England said that by the time ‘climate change becomes a defining issue for financial stability, it may already be too late’. Carney warned investors that policies to address climate change ‘would render the vast majority of reserves ‘stranded’ – oil, gas and coal that will be literary unburnable’. [4] Many have already divested. AXA in 2015 announced that it was selling $500 million of coal stocks.[4] We therefore believe that the Council should help prevent climate change and reduce its exposure to climate and carbon related risks by divesting of these assets. [1] https://www.carbonbrief.org/meeting-two-degree-climate-target-means-80-per-cent-of-worlds-coal-is-unburnable-study-says [2] http://www.oxfam.org.uk/what-we-do/issues-we-work-on/climate-change#8f355e95-4248-47d2-8973-920be53a9fde [3] https://insideclimatenews.org/news/04042016/study-warning-wall-street-financial-risks-stranded-assets-climate-change-trillion-dollars [4] http://www.carbontracker.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/CAR3817_Synthesis_Report_24.11.15_WEB2.pdf
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    Created by Felix Grenfell Bozek