Fossil Free WYPF
The Fossil Free West Yorkshire Pension Fund (WYPF) campaign is a new campaign which is calling for the WYPF to divest from fossil fuel investments. The campaign has support from a wide range of local residents, WYPF members and organisations across the region. Please join us!
Research undertaken by the Carbon Tracker Initiative, has found that there are already five times more fossil fuel reserves than can be burnt if internationally agreed carbon emissions targets are to be met. In other words, up to 80% of known fossil fuel reserves need to stay in the ground to prevent catastrophic temperature rises. Our futures depend on investing in clean not dirty energy and we believe that it does not makes good financial or ethical sense for our pension fund to be investing in companies which are trying to extract even more unburnable oil, coal and gas.
Over the next few months we will taking action in a variety of ways to ask the WYPF to review its fossil fuel investments.
Find out more about the ‘Carbon Bubble’ here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_bubble
Fossil Free WYPF supporters include:
- Brighouse West Yorkshire Quaker Area Meeting (including Bradford, Halifax, Hebden Bridge, Huddersfield and Scholes Quaker Meetings)
- Huddersfield Friends of the Earth
- Huddersfield Quaker Meeting
- Keighley Quaker Meeting
- Kirklees Campaign against Climate Change
- Naz Shah MP
- Zero Carbon Yorkshire