We need your* help to tell East Sussex County Council:
IT’S TIME TO STOP FUNDING CLIMATE CHANGE!
Email your question to ESCC’s next Full Council meeting by 29 June.
Full details below, time required 2 – 3 mins.
* Residents of East Sussex, Brighton and Hove – ESCC runs your Local Government Pension Scheme.
East Sussex County Council (ESCC) currently has huge sums (£175m as at 30/09/2019) invested in fossil fuels (oil, coal and gas), the main driver of the climate crisis. These investments are made through the East Sussex Pension Fund (which also covers Brighton & Hove).
Even before COVID-19 the fossil fuel system was being disrupted by the forces of cheaper renewable technologies and more aggressive government policies. But now the pandemic appears to have brought forward the point of peak demand for fossil fuels (possibly to 2019), revealing the overcapacity and fragility of the whole fossil fuel system and creating the prospect of big losses for investors like ESCC.
With the window of opportunity to prevent catastrophic climate change rapidly shrinking there’s never been a more important time to tell ESCC to ditch its investments in fossil fuels.
HERE’S HOW YOU CAN HELP:
ESCC will be holding its next Full Council meeting (virtually) on Tuesday 7 July – its last such meeting before October. To keep the pressure up, we need as many people as possible to email them questions about this issue. They have to respond to these questions and include both your question and their response in their minutes. The deadline for you to email your question is 4pm on Monday 29 June.
Please follow the following three easy steps (estimate time required 2 – 3 mins): Continue reading It’s time to stop funding climate change! Email YOUR question to ESCC’s next Full Council meeting by 29 June.