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Search Results for: GMPF
GMPF and fossil fuel divestment – update
First the good news: we understand that Greater Manchester Pension Fund has agreed to update its “responsible investment policy” in line with current thinking on Trustees duties. That is to say, it will now consider social and ethical considerations to … Continue reading
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Not just ecologically, but financially unviable too: GMPF’s fossil fuel investments
Our last post was about the fossil fuel divestment campaign that is focussing on local government pension funds, and in our case Greater Manchester Pension Fund. One argument made against the divestment campaign is that Trustees (responsible for the Fund) … Continue reading
Posted in Climate Change, economics, energy Tagged divestment, Friends of the Earth, GMPF, Go Fossil Free, Pensions 1 Comment
Manchester City Council declares a climate emergency!
Update: Manchester council unanimously passed the climate emergency motion. Watch the discussion HERE. As cllr. Wright notes, this is not just a declaration but also a plan. And this one is serious: see the motion. https://t.co/Qvqmk2l7Fc We’ll all need to … Continue reading
Calling out BP at their AGM in Manchester
Steady State Manchester campaigners joined yesterday with Fossil Free Greater Manchester, Frack-Free Greater Manchester, Friends of the Earth, Platform London, Global Justice Now, Fossil Free UK, Justice for Colombia and Argentina Solidarity Campaign to share experiences in the opposition to … Continue reading
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Greater Manchester Pension Fund: an obstacle to action on climate change?
A new report “Fuelling the Fire” shows that UK council pension funds are still investing billions (£16 Billion in fact) in fossil fuel companies. The sums invested have increased, although this is more a result of stock value and currency … Continue reading
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Policies for the City Region – serialised: Part 4, Fossil Fuel Divestment.
We continue the serialisation of our report, Policies for the City Region. In this short installment we explore the ethical necessity and pragmatic benefits of NW institutions dumping their investments in fossil fuel companies and putting that money to better … Continue reading
Manchester’s climate change consultation for 2016-2050
Commentary on “Ahead of the Curve” Manchester’s climate change consultation for 2016-2050 pdf version of this article This consultation closes on Sunday 16th October. Make your comments on it by clicking HERE. A little context. Manchester has had a climate … Continue reading
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Greater Manchester climate campaigners not convinced by Pension Fund’s arguments
Steady State Manchester is part of the coalition that came together as Fossil Free Greater Manchester (FFGM) to campaign for the largest local authority pension fund to divest from fossil fuels. It is consistent with our thinking on the regional … Continue reading