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Despite local councils investing £10 billion into fossil fuels, new polling finds just 12% of British adults support this policy

YouGov research has found that when asked ‘to what extent do you support or oppose the investment of local government pension funds in fossil fuel companies’, just 12% said they support. 41% oppose, with the rest indifferent.  95% of councils have yet to divest their pension funds from fossil fuels.[1] Collectively they still have almost …

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Dirty pensions: £10 billion still invested in fossil fuels by local government pension funds

Financial figures in this press release have been updated to reflect further information received from West Midlands Pension Fund, after the report had been written. Despite over 75% of local councils declaring a climate emergency, billions of pounds are still invested in planet-wrecking fossil fuels through local government pension funds.  Freedom of information requests by environmental campaigners found that, despite decreases in recent …

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