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Good votes

Climate change campaigners scored two victories this July when both Shropshire and Chesterfield councils passed motions in favour of divesting their local government pension schemes (LGPSs) from fossil fuels.

Shropshire council is Tory-controlled so the 42-0 vote there was especially significant. (Though it was symbolic as the council doesn’t directly control its LGPS.)

Meanwhile, East Sussex county council has declared that it will be halving its exposure to fossil fuels, which stood at £137.8m on 31 March. 

Topics: Climate Change