New data has revealed that councils across the UK are investing more than £16 billion in the fossil fuel industry – the companies responsible for the climate crisis.
According to Fossil Free UK:
While national governments gather for the COP23 climate talks, our new report shows here at home, local councils are still backing the industry responsible for the climate crisis, pouring billions into the companies blocking action.
Keeping fossil fuels in the ground is a matter of survival for communities around the world – we need to stand in solidarity with them, and fight for climate justice.
Go here to see what investments your local authority has in fossil fuel companies.
Here is the Strathclyde pension fund:
The Strathclyde pension fund has £79M invested in Rio Tinto. To read about that company’s ethical history click here.