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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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      Tell Greater Manchester Pension Fund that it’s (well past) time to start divesting !

      The Greater Manchester Pension Fund is consulting on its Investment Strategy Statement. The closing date for responses is Sunday 19 November. There’s more detail below, but our key message is that engagement with fossil fuel companies doesn’t work, and that … Continue reading

      13th Nov 2017
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      Fuelling the Fire: Email your Councillor

      Local councils across the UK are investing £16 billion in the fossil fuel industry. That’s £16 billion of public money #fuellingthefire of the climate crisis, and propping up the fossil fuel companies responsible.

      9th Nov 2017
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      Can the climate afford Europe’s gas addiction?

      Friends of the Earth Europe commissioned a team of climate change scientists to determine how much gas Europe can afford to use in its future energy mix.

      7th Nov 2017
      
      	

      Media Briefing: Can the climate afford Europe’s gas addiction? (Friends of the Earth Europe)

      New research from the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research shows the incompatibility of EU climate action in line with its commitments under the Paris Agreement, and continued gas use. Friends of the Earth Europe commissioned a team of climate … Continue reading

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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 Greater Manchester meeting
      Green Fish Resource Centre
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      Oct
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      Manchester Friends of the Earth Drop-in Wednesday
      Green Fish Resource Centre
      Oct
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      Bolton Friends of the Earth meeting
      Friends Meeting House (Bolton)
      Oct
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      The Great Energy Escape (Manchester Science Festival)
      Manchester Museum
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      Walk and talk at Longford Park
      Firswood Community Centre (Longford Park)

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