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Swansea Council’s Pension Fund Committee politely stonewalled Climate Change protesters

Swansea Council’s Pension Fund Committee politely stonewalled Climate Change protesters at their meeting on Thursday (12/09/2022). When a campaigner raised his hand to query slow progress in divesting from big oil, mining and tobacco, the verdict was ‘No questions,’ The Pension meeting was chaired by Swansea deputy leader Clive Lloyd who had claimed in letter […]

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Council backs People’s & Youth Assemblies on the Climate & Ecological Emergency

A Swansea People’s Assembly at the Guildhall, why not? The idea was put forward by climate change demonstrators, aka Extinction Rebellion XR, in discussion with Swansea councillors on the Guildhall steps last Thursday. Council leader Rob Stewart’s response was simply ‘Yes, we can do that! We’re really keen to see more people involved in decision […]

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Lobbying Swansea Council Pension Fund Board

Today we lobbied Swansea Council Pension Fund Board to encourage them to put pressure on the Pension Fund Committee to divest their funds far more quickly from fossil fuels. They have written a Responsible Investment Policy that measures the carbon footprints of all the investments in their portfolio and also committed funds to investments following […]

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Divestment with Swansea Council’s Pension Fund Committee

Swansea Council’s Pension Fund Committee may not agree to remove fossil fuel investment banks from their portfolio because these investment banks offer good returns. One of the investment banks they use is JP Morgan and Aberdeen Asset Management. However, by the time our current council employees retire, fossil fuel investment may have dried up due […]

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Pink Sparrows Ground Display

Following Swansea Council’s declaration of a Climate Emergency on 27th June, members of Swansea Extinction Rebellion will perform a “Pink Sparrows Ground Display”. Beach performances during the Swansea air show, July 6-7, offer a light-hearted way of raising awareness of the Climate Emergency with the public. The ‘sparrows’ will perform the moves made famous by […]