Tell Greater Manchester Pension Fund to Stop Funding Climate Destruction

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19 July
2019

The Greater Manchester Pension Fund (GMPF) is the UK’s biggest local authority pension fund with over 370,000 members, over £22 billion in assets and over £1.2 billion directly invested in fossil fuel companies that engage in fracking, coal mining and oil and gas extraction.

Join local residents, GMPF members and climate campaigners at the demonstration outside the Greater Manchester Pension Fund’s (GMPF) annual general meeting on Friday 19th July calling on the GM Pension Fund to stop investing in fossil fuel companies.

A growing number of local authority pension funds have already begun to stop investing in fossil fuels, including Merseyside and South Yorkshire. Globally over 900 institutions have done so with a value of over $7 trillion.

Fossil Free Greater Manchester ( www.fossilfreegm.org.uk ) is a coalition of organisations and individuals calling upon the GMPF to:

a) Immediately freeze any new investments in fossil fuel companies;
b) Divest from companies involved in the exploitation of coal and unconventional oil or gas within two years and all fossil fuel companies within 5 years;
c) Work with the Greater Manchester Combined Authority to develop and fund a low-carbon investment programme for Greater Manchester.

We urge all climate groups in Greater Manchester to support this protest outside the AGM of the Fund on Friday 19th July gathering from 12.30 onwards.

Where:  Guardsman Tony Downes House, 5 Manchester Road, Droylsden, (satnav postcode: M43 7UH) at 12.00 noon (near tram stop)

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Event Details

Location Greater Manchester Pension Fund (GMPF)
Start Friday 19 Jul 2019 12:30pm
Finish Friday 19 Jul 2019 3:30pm