County Council to consider impact of new climate laws on Pension Fund

Press release
Divest East Sussex [1]
23 May 2017

COUNTY COUNCIL TO CONSIDER IMPACT OF NEW CLIMATE LAWS ON PENSION FUND
East Sussex Pension Committee acknowledges duty to consider long-term risks, as 1,662 residents petition Council to stop investing local people’s pensions in oil, coal and gas industries.

23 May 2017, County Hall, Lewes: The East Sussex Pension Committee will consider whether or not it will be able to successfully anticipate any sudden sudden loss in the value of its investments in fossil fuels (oil, coal and gas) as a result of future climate change legislation, the chair of the Committee, Cllr Richard Stogdon declared this morning [2]. The declaration followed the latest hand-in of signatures of the petition to Divest the East Sussex Pension Fund from fossil fuels, which has now been signed by over 1,660 people from across the County [3]. Continue reading County Council to consider impact of new climate laws on Pension Fund

East Sussex Campaigners join global week of actions against fossil fuel companies

Press release
Divest East Sussex [1]
16 May 2017

EAST SUSSEX CAMPAIGNERS JOIN GLOBAL WEEK OF ACTIONS AGAINST FOSSIL FUEL COMPANIES
Actions in Brighton, Hastings & Forest Row part of 260 actions in 45 countries

5 – 13 May 2017, Brighton, Hastings & Forest Row: Campaigners from across East Sussex took part in a global week of action against the fossil fuel industries (oil, coal and gas) last week, with events in Hastings, Brighton and Forest Row.

In total over 260 actions took place in 45 countries around the world [2]. Continue reading East Sussex Campaigners join global week of actions against fossil fuel companies

Jazz Band Funeral Parade for Fossil Fuels in Hastings Old Town on Sat 13 May

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE START TIME FOR THIS EVENT HAS CHANGED TO 1PM

Assemble 1pm, Saturday 13 May
Butlers Gap (aka ‘The Giant Chessboard’), George Street, Hastings Old Town

Organised by Don’t Frack With Sussex and Fossil Free Hastings
Part of the Global Divestment Mobilisation

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/761573160681322/

Fossil fuel (oil, coal & gas) companies have been driving the climate crisis and delaying action on climate change for decades. Join us in Hastings Old Town on Saturday 13 May for a carnivalesque, New Orleans marching jazz band funeral parade for these companies, to demand that East Sussex County Council stops investing local people’s pensions in these damaging and financially risky fuels. After all, it’s the fossil fuel companies funeral or ours!

Continue reading Jazz Band Funeral Parade for Fossil Fuels in Hastings Old Town on Sat 13 May