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Pension questions for ESCC

East Sussex County Council faces questions from more than 80 people about its pension fund’s investments in fossil fuel companies. Research has found none of the fossil fuel companies have policies that are aligned with limiting global warming to 1.5°C. Nick Terdre reports.

PSC calls for East Sussex pension fund divestments

Already under pressure due to its fossil fuel investments, East Sussex County Council now faces calls to divest from companies which the Palestine Solidarity Campaign says are involved in violations of Palestinian human rights. Nick Terdre reports.

Climate campaigners dismayed by ESCC’s contradictory stance

Campaigners were left flabbergasted and angered when East Sussex County Council passed a motion acknowledging that a climate emergency exists but overwhelmingly rejected a motion calling for its pension fund to divest out of fossil fuels. Nick Terdre reports.

Petition should trigger debate on ESCC’s role in finding climate change

Posted 09:49 Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019 In: The HOT Planet Tags: Car Free Day climate emergency Divest East Sussex fossil fuels Gabriel Carlyle Global Climate Strike Sustainability on Sea The Patch Cafe

Anti-Fossil Fuel campaign on the home stretch

Last Saturday, Divest East Sussex campaigners took their message to Bexhill as part of the Swinging Sixties event on the seafront. HOT’s Erica Smith donned her glad rags and picked up her protest placard.

Posted 20:26 Tuesday, Jul 16, 2019 In: Campaigns Tags: Divest East Sussex DLWP East Sussex County Council Erica Smith Gabriel Carlyle Simon Elford Stewart Drew

Local church signs declaration for fossil-free churches

St John the Evangelist church in St Leonards has given its support to the movement for withdrawing investments from fossil fuel companies, and is a signatory to today’s declaration by like-minded Christian churches calling for a shift out of fossil fuels to clean alternatives. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 13:45 Tuesday, Apr 23, 2019 In: Campaigns Tags: Bright Now Church of England David Hill Divest East Sussex Easter Declaration fossil fuels James Buchanan Methodist Church Nick Terdre Quakers St John the Evangelist United Reformed Church

Schoolkids take note: schools help fund climate change!

As thousands of school students from across the UK prepare to take to the streets on Friday (15 March) to demand urgent action on climate change, Divest East Sussex has discovered that over 40 schools and sixth-form colleges in East Sussex are inadvertently funding global warming through their contributions to the East Sussex Pension Fund (ESPF). Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 16:37 Wednesday, Mar 13, 2019 In: Campaigns Tags: Divest East Sussex divestment East Sussex Pension Fund Gabriel Carlyle Nick Terdre school strike

Hastings joins day of climate change action

Thousands of actions will be taking place across the world, from Papua New Guinea to Panama, as part of Rise for Climate, a day of action calling for a fast and fair transition to a world without fossil fuels (oil, coal and gas) and 100% renewable energy for all. Fossil Free Hastings encourages local people to participate.

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