To: Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council

DIVEST TONBRIDGE AND MALLING COUNCIL FROM FOSSIL FUELS

DIVEST TONBRIDGE AND MALLING COUNCIL FROM FOSSIL FUELS

Please divest Tonbridge and Malling's money (and encourage KCC, which looks after the pension fund, also to divest its holdings) from banks and other financial institutions that lend to investors in fossil fuels.

Why is this important?

97% of scientists agree that Climate Change is a fact(1)One of the effects of this will be increased instances of flooding. The reserves of fossil fuels left in the ground are dwindling, and are ever more difficult to extract. In the long term they will run out.
In the future the world needs to move towards reliable non fossil fuels such as renewable energy. Moving investments away from fossil fuels will hasten this change to alternative sources of energy.
Tonbridge is a town that is already prone to flooding,and so particularly at risk from extreme weather events. It does not make sense for a borough that is suffering from the results of climate change to be investing in the fossil fuels that are fuelling climate change.
In the past fossil fuels were seen as a good safe investment....but the world is changing, and they are not the most reliable source of energy for the future.

1 http://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2013/may/16/climate-change-scienceofclimatechange

Tonbridge, United Kingdom

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Reasons for signing

  • Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council is deeply motivated to serve the people of the borough well and this petition will alert them to the concerns of several residents with regard to investment in fossil fuels.
  • I am extremely disappointed that TMBC invests in anything related to fossil fuels. These are fuels of the past and we surely ought to know better than to perpetuate their use when climate change is the most serious challenge the world faces.
  • So our Council can do its bit towards recognising - and helping to avert - this danger to our beautiful planet

Updates

2015-08-26 06:26:48 -0400

50 signatures reached

2015-08-23 11:33:18 -0400

25 signatures reached

2015-08-23 07:30:56 -0400

10 signatures reached