Category Archives: Divest / Reinvest

Friends of the Earth Scotland’s supports activists and groups across Scotland campaigning for divestment from fossil fuels.

UK’s second largest trade union votes to divest pensions

UNISON, one of the two largest trade unions in the UK, with over 1.3 million members, has adopted formal policy to support divestment from fossil fuels at its annual conference. The Union, which represents local government members, many of whose … Continue reading

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Methodist Church’s investments going green after Scottish members push for change

The Methodist Church, the Britains 4th largest church, has taken a big step towards divesting from fossil fuels, and members of Stirling Methodist Church made all the difference.

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Scotland needs to build on climate success

Last week brought the good news that Scotland had met its latest climate target, with real emissions of greenhouse gases 3% lower than the year before.   This is great progress and shows that we are firmly on track to meet … Continue reading

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Major investment manager BMO divests

BMO Asset Management announced on Monday they will divest their entire ‘Responsible’ range of funds from fossil fuels by 2020. You probably haven’t heard of BMO, but they are quite a major investment firm and their responsible funds are worth … Continue reading

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4 May elections: do your candidates support green investment?

We're asking candidates for the 4 May elections to sign our call for sustainable investment. Sign up at https://t.co/9GNTKdkOIQ #divest pic.twitter.com/f6OjrZw7US — FoEScot (@FoEScot) April 26, 2017 Fossil free activists across Scotland have been busy asking election candidates to sign … Continue reading

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Watch, listen and read: divestment is big news across the country

Our report ‘Divest and Reinvest: Scottish council pensions for a future worth living in’ was covered widely in local and national media. Read about what the reaction was in your local area by clicking the boxes. You could then contact … Continue reading

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New report published: “Divest and Reinvest – Scottish council pensions for a future worth living in”

Our new report, ‘Divest and Reinvest: Scottish council pensions for a future worth living in’ was published on Monday 13 March. The report recieved widespread media coverage and has been sent directly to councillors and trustees. To read it in … Continue reading

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St. Andrews are speeding towards being 100% fossil free

Scotland’s third wealthiest university at St. Andrews in Fife have announced they no longer hold any investments in fossil fuel companies. The University publishes a list of its investments annually, and for the first time the list includes no oil, … Continue reading

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Challenging money and power: fossil free short films

Want to learn a bit more about fossil fuels, climate change, and the campaign to divest in Scotland? We’ve pulled together this list of excellent short films you can watch right now:

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Let’s be climate leaders in 2017

Many people would rather forget 2016 and its catalogue of mistakes, disasters and deaths. On the environment, we saw US President-Elect Trump start a witch hunt of climate scientists and propose putting climate sceptics and oil executives in charge of … Continue reading

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