To: Surrey Council Council

DivestSurrey

DivestSurrey

Divest all investments in the fossil fuel industry from the Surrey Pension Fund and invest in green energy alternatives.

Why is this important?

At the recent Paris Climate accord follow up in Bonn, the UN secretary general, António Guterres said “The catastrophic damage of climate change is upon us and when the frontline is devastated, the whole army is lost”, “We must stop making bets on an unsustainable future.”

The Surrey Pension Fund has now got over £130 million invested in fossil fuels. Nearly £5 million of that in Canadian Tar Sands, the most polluting of all fossil fuel businesses.

Unless we think that trashing our own planet and passing that problem on to our children and grandchildren is a good idea, then we would ask you to add your name to our petition and make your voice heard.

Many thanks

Surrey, United Kingdom

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Reasons for signing

  • For my grandchildren
  • Surely it a no-brainer? As in, I want my pension contributions to fund a sustainable future rather than ecological catastrophe!
  • I've got 2 young grand children. They're not going to thank this generation for wrecking the environment.

Updates

2016-02-22 16:52:48 -0500

100 signatures reached

2015-12-07 05:06:55 -0500

50 signatures reached

2015-11-04 08:22:36 -0500

25 signatures reached

2015-10-10 05:35:43 -0400

10 signatures reached