Category Archives: Divest / Reinvest

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

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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A third of Scottish Universities divest as Abertay and UWS join the party

Student campaigning organisation People & Planet published the results of their University League today, confirming that two further Scottish universities have divested entirely from fossil fuels. University of the West of Scotland and Dundee’s Abertay University have pledged not to … Continue reading

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Let’s reinvest Scottish pension funds in communities

Last weekend I had a stand at ‘Idea Space’, a political festival run by Common Weal to share progressive ideas for how Scotland can prosper, become more equal, and be a good global citizen. Timed to take place alongside the … Continue reading

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Divesting from fossil fuels as we leave the EU

On 23 June the UK voted to leave the European Union. Given the EU’s role in negotiating carbon quotas, driving renewable energy and regulating manufacturing it’s clear that this decision will have wide ranging ramifications for the fight against climate … Continue reading

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Church of Scotland gets divesting

In May the Church of Scotland voted to stop investing in energy companies causing the worst climate pollution: producers of tar sands, a highly destructive form of oil extraction, and coal. A petition begun by Church of Scotland members calling … Continue reading

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It’s time for a fossil free Church of Scotland

On Tuesday 24th May the Church of Scotland votes on whether to start moving their money out of fossil fuels. As a major Scottish organisation the Church of Scotland can show moral leadership on climate change by rejecting dirty energy … Continue reading

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