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Local Government Pension Schemes (LGPS), Climate Change and Building Community Wealth

As we tackle the climate emergency and build back beyond Covid – what can LGPS do to help?

2021 is set to be a huge year for climate action on a local government level. Following on from the numerous climate emergency motions passed and in the run up to the elections and the UN climate talks in Glasgow in November, showing leadership on this global issue is more pressing than ever.

After a report published in late February found that – despite over 75% of local councils declaring a climate emergency, local councils still hold investments of nearly £10 Billion in fossil fuels, we invite you, and other councillors across the UK, for a timely discussion on the important role of local pensions in tackling the climate emergency, and building community wealth beyond the pandemic.

Presentations will be made by

Mark Campanale, founder of Carbon Tracker, an independent world-leading financial think tank that carries out in-depth analysis on the impact of the energy transition on capital markets and the potential investment in high-cost, carbon-intensive fossil fuels.

Neil McInroy, the CEO of CLES: the Centre for Local Economic Strategies. CLES are experts on developing progressive local economies and at the forefront of pioneering work relating to Local Government, and Neil will speak about the exciting possibilities for local pensions to build community wealth.

The Chair of an LGPS fund – to talk through why they have decided to divest their fund from fossil fuel exposure – and the lessons they’ve learned in doing so.

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How much does your local authority invest in fossil fuels?

Across the UK, local authorities continue to invest around £10 billion in fossil fuels through their pension funds, despite more than 75% of councils declaring a climate emergency.


Event Details

Location Online
Start Tuesday 23 Mar 2021 6:30pm
Finish Tuesday 23 Mar 2021 8:00pm
Organised by Platform London

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