Tomorrow, Labour voters have a chance to help London ditch fossil fuels and stop climate change.
Local Labour Parties across London have taken a stand and committed to support fossil fuel divestment of pension funds in their borough manifestos for the local elections on 3 May.
Existing commitments to divest fully from Waltham Forest, Southwark, Hammersmith and Fulham and Sadiq Khan’s London Pension Fund Authority, as well as Hackney’s partial commitment, are joined by new manifesto pledges from
- Tower Hamlets
This would bring the total value of London pension fund commitments to over £16 billion worth! Well done to the many councillors and local members taking a stand. It’s time to ensure pension deliver a safe return for pension-holders, and a safe future for all of us.
As Sakina Sheikh of Labour Energy Forum and councillor candidate in Lewisham says:
“Let’s make this happen! If you want clean air and back fossil fuel divestment- then Vote Labour on Thursday and share this video to build a safe future for the Many not the Few.”
Labour have put fossil fuel divestment in manifestos across London. @SakinaZS explains why councils worth >£16 billion are taking a stand on #climatechange.
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— Labour Energy Forum (@labour_energy) May 2, 2018