News from #Derbyuk Climate Coalition

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Before telling you about this weekend we want to let you know that we are raising the following question at the Council meeting tomorrow:

Considering that 80% of all known fossil fuels must stay in the ground to avoid warming by more than 2 degrees as well as the need to ensure Pension funds are not left in these potentially stranded assets,
will the Council recommend  that the Derbyshire County Council Pension Fund

  • Immediately freeze any new investments in fossil fuels?
  •  Divest from direct ownership and any commingled funds that include fossil fuel public equities and corporate bonds within 5 years?

Do come along to the Council House at 6pm, hear the Council reply and meet other supporters.

As well as the moral necessity for keeping fossil fuels in the ground, there are also sound financial arguments for divestment from fossil fuels.  Earlier this week economist Thomas Picketty called for investors to move their money out of fossil fuels.  There is growing evidence that not only are fossil fuels a serious financial risk, but that fossil free funds have performed better in the last 5 years.

Major organisations that have already committed to divestment include the Church of England, theEnvironment Agency, Glasgow University and Cambridge City Council.
For more background information see our website: http://derbyclimate.org.uk/

Please sign our Derbyshire-wide petition

While the question has come though Derby Climate Coalition it is part of a Derbyshire wide petition at  https://campaigns.gofossilfree.org/petitions/divest-derbyshire.
Please sign the Derbyshire wide petition!

Climate Demonstration in London on Sunday

In less than a week world leaders are coming together in Paris for the biggest climate meeting of the decade. On Sunday, the day before they meet, people across the globe will take to the streets. It’ll be the biggest climate march in history – aimed at convincing politicians to do what’s needed. Unfortunately we have sold out all seats for the London coach so if you haven’t got a place email us directly –  DerbyClimateCoalition@gmail.com – to be added to the waiting list:  contact

Nottingham Coach

Maybe you can join the Nottingham coach which

leaves 8:00 am from outside the Theatre Royal (Nottingham centre – accessible on the tram – can park at Park & Ride. Cost £12 & £6 Phone Richard on 07940 952825

Derby Diocesan Environmental Group walkon Saturday the 28th

You can join the walk from Markeaton Park along Markeaton Brook to the Cathedral, organised by Derby Diocesan Environmental Group on the eve of the Paris Climate Change Conference.11.00am Start from Markeaton Park Mundy Play Area Car Park. Arrive at Cathedral 3pm.

Candlelit vigil on Sunday 29th

Here are the details from the Belper Inner Transition Group.
‘There will be a Candlelit vigil on Sunday November 29th 3.30pm – 7.30pm at Belper Market Place. The event will be part of a world-wide ‘Take to the Streets’ campaign organised by Avaaz, the online campaign group, to mark the beginning of the Paris Environmental summit in December. Seehttp://www.anneclarkhandmade.co.uk/candlelit-vigil/

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