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Over 80% of the world’s coal, oil and gas reserves are unburnable if we want to stop climate change.

The hundreds of billions of pounds invested in energy projects every year need to be moved out of the fossil fuel industry, and invested in clean energy instead.

Universities, pension funds, churches and other institutions are increasingly taking their investments out of coal, oil and gas.

We’ve joined this rapidly growing global alliance, and are campaigning to persuade the Greater Manchester Pension Fund to divest from fossil fuels.



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      #ProtectOurFutures action in Manchester

      On Saturday 14 October, people across the world stood together in an international day of action to protect our futures from fossil fuel projects.

      12th Oct 2017
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      News release: 5000 people call for GM Pension Fund to ditch fossil fuels

      A petition calling for Greater Manchester’s local authority pension fund (GMPF) to ditch dirty coal, oil and gas stocks will be handed in to the GMPF’s Annual General Meeting. Since the petition launch, over 5000 people have expressed their dismay … Continue reading

      22nd Sep 2017
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      Can you help drive forward Manchester’s work on climate change?

      Are you passionate about Manchester becoming a leading city for action on climate change? Can you help to engage and inspire new audiences to get involved? Do you have experience of bringing about positive change (not necessarily on climate change)?

      19th Sep 2017
      
      	

      Save Ryedale’s bats #DontFrackOurBats

      Protected bat species have been identified right next to a fracking site in Ryedale, Yorkshire. Ecologists have recommended that work must not go ahead at the site until a full investigation has been carried out. But fracking company Third Energy plans … Continue reading

      14th Sep 2017
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      Climate change is a threat to national security

      Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Harvey and deadly monsoons in South East Asia – politicians need to wake up and treat climate change like a threat to national security. Just imagine, for a moment, that the US and UK governments received an … Continue reading

      8th Sep 2017
      
      	

      Ask Greg Clark to refuse fracking permission in Lancashire

      It’s happened. The fracking company Cuadrilla has started drilling in Lancashire.

      17th Aug 2017
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      Fossil Free

      Friends of the Earth and community campaigners are calling on Greg Clark MP, the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, not to give final consent to allow fracking to go ahead in Lancashire, as drilling is reported at Preston New Road today.

      Greg Clark MP still has to give final consent before the controversial hydraulic fracturing process can begin. With support for fracking at an all-time low, and local opposition increasing, Friends of the Earth has said it’s not too late for … Continue reading

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      National support for fracking at lowest level yet

      UK support for fracking is at its lowest recorded level according to the latest BEIS Energy and Climate Change Public Attitude Tracker reported released today (3 August). Support for fracking has decreased over the last year, from 21% to just … Continue reading

      3rd Aug 2017
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      Switch to Ecotricity with Friends of the Earth

      Ecotricity’s offer to you Switch now and we’ll receive donations of up to £50 every year that you remain a customer. Boiling the kettle will have never felt so good!

      2nd Aug 2017
      
      	
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      Tell the government to stop subsidising dirty energy! (Biofuelwatch)

      The new Government has restated its commitment to the Paris Agreement, but otherwise energy and climate change seem to have been de-prioritised.

      30th Jul 2017
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      Bolton Friends of the Earth meeting
      Friends Meeting House (Bolton)
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      Manchester Friends of the Earth Drop-in Wednesday
      Green Fish Resource Centre
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      The Great Energy Escape (Manchester Science Festival)
      Manchester Museum
      Oct
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      Walk and talk at Longford Park
      Firswood Community Centre (Longford Park)
      Oct
      26th
      Can fracking be fair? (Tyndall Manchester seminar)
      Pariser Building

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