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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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      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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      Campaigners hail UNISON decision as Greater Manchester Pension Fund faces more pressure to ditch fossil fuels

      Fossil Free Greater Manchester (FFGM) today hailed UNISON’s decision that local authority pension funds should stop investing in fossil fuels. UNISON members took the decision at their annual conference in Brighton.

      23rd Jun 2017
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      What is divestment? And is your council funding climate change?

      Local campaigners have scored big successes this year in getting their local authority’s pension fund to take their investments out of fossil fuels. We were told it couldn’t be done. But campaigners in Haringey, Waltham Forest and South Yorkshire have all … Continue reading

      26th Oct 2016
      
      	

      The hot debate on climate risk and pension investments: Does practice stack up against the law? (Investor Report)

      ClientEarth and ShareAction established a project in 2015 which set out to clarify the legal obligations of UK pension fund trustees and their asset managers to assess and manage climate and carbon-related financial risks (“climate risk”).

      13th Sep 2016
      
      	

      Greater Manchester climate campaigners not convinced by Pension Fund’s arguments.

      Fossil Free Greater Manchester is not persuaded by Greater Manchester Pension Fund that its strategy for a low carbon economy can work.  And we continue to draw attention to the risks to pensions of continuing to hold fossil fuel investments.

      14th Jul 2016
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      Campaign Group issues challenge to Chair of Greater Manchester Pension Fund.

      An Open Letter to Councillor Kieran Quinn, chair of GMPF, has been published today by the campaigning group Fossil Free Greater Manchester (FFGM).  It picks up on radio interviews on Tameside radio with him and one of FFGM’s members.  Councillor … Continue reading

      18th May 2016
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      Open letter to Councillor Kieran Quinn, Chair of the Greater Manchester Pension Fund from Fossil Free Greater Manchester

      Councillor Kieran Quinn, Chair, Greater Manchester Pension Fund, Guardsman Tony Downes House, 5 Manchester Road, Droylsden, M43 6SF 13th May 2016 Dear Councillor Quinn, Please see below this open letter to you.  We plan to publish this next week but … Continue reading

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      Greater Manchester Pension Fund: Don’t be Fossil Fools

      To mark April Fools Day, campaigners from Fossil Free Greater Manchester will be calling on the councillors in charge of the Greater Manchester Pension Fund to prove they’re not Fossil Fools by taking steps to withdraw their investments from polluting … Continue reading

      30th Mar 2016
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      A Valentine message for the Greater Manchester Pension Fund

      Here’s a copy of the Valentine message that Fossil Free Greater Manchester sent to the Greater Manchester Pension Fund following our #showthelove action in Exchange Square on Saturday 13th February.

      15th Feb 2016
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      GM Pension Fund asked to #ShowTheLove for the climate by going fossil free

      On Saturday, shoppers in Manchester will be asked to send Valentine messages to the Greater Manchester Pension Fund (GMPF) [1], calling on them to show the love for the climate by divesting from fossil fuels.

      12th Feb 2016
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