My Pension Fund Should Move Away From Fossil Fuels

The Parliamentary Pension Fund provides pensions for all MPs and ex-MPs. At present, we're not even sure what it is investing in, which makes it rather difficult to assess whether it is appropriately responding to the new pressures and risks from climate change. 

Climate change is one of the most pressing problems of our age, causing vast disruption and suffering particularly to the poorest parts of the world. We will be judged harshly by history if we do not take urgent action right now. The main driver of climate change is our continuing use of fossil fuels, so we must accelerate the transition to clean technologies. That means changing where our money goes.

I believe the Trustees of my pension fund should respect the Paris Climate Agreement and their own fiduciary duty by taking the increasing risks of climate change seriously and outlining and reviewing any investments into fossil fuels, with a commitment to phasing them out over an appropriate time-scale. That money can go instead towards the high-tech low-carbon technologies that will power us into a better future.

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  • commented 2017-06-13 09:34:01 +0100
    Dear gill as my mp when is or anything going to be done to deter the fog fouling in the area around Cliffe house road. & surounding roads. this habit by irresponsible dog owners is getting worse and has been reported to the local environment in the past. but to our knowledge no action has been taken to date. or even been aknowledge recently. Ie our emails get no reply
    Or the request is not taken seriously perhaps an enquiry from your office could give an answer to us or at least keep us the residents. in the picture as to any action is to be forthcoming regards w justice 07989654053