6 July 2017
So we are asking the West Midlands Pension Fund (WMPF) to divest their holdings in the fossil fuel industry and reinvest this money into clean energy, local infrastructure, or fossil free investments.
As well as ethical and security grounds for divestment, there are strong financial grounds for taking action, given the increasing risks posed by holding high-carbon investments.
Therefore, it is irresponsible to be invested in fossil fuel companies.
The aim of the divestment campaign is to weaken the political influence of the fossil fuel industry, which keeps holding back action on climate change. The fossil fuel divestment movement is the fastest growing divestment movement the world has ever seen, with more and more organisations committing to divest every day. With your help, WMPF could be the next!
Birmingham City Council will be debating a motion calling on the West Midlands Pension Fund to divest from fossil Fuels on Tuesday 11th July
We are urging all Birmingham Green Party supporters to join us in asking our local councillors to stop investing pension funds in the fossil fuel industry.
How you can help: