On Monday the 15th July Walsall Council will debate a fossil fuel divestment motion, calling on West Midlands Pension Fund to divest from oil , coal and gas. The motion is proposed by Councillors Shires, Barker,C. Bott, P. Bott and Young.
The motion says:
Walsall Council notes reports on BBC News 12 June 2019 by Roger Harrabin
Environmental Analyst that the UK Government was to commit to almost zero
greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and Prime Minister Theresa May’s
There was a “moral duty to leave this world in a better condition than what we
inherited” and that “Cutting emissions would benefit public health and cut NHS
For full details of the motion see; ‘Notice of Motion – Fossil Fuels ‘
To lobby your councillor see https://divestwmpf.org/lobby-your-councillor/
N,B Unfortunately the motion was defeated, however it received the full support of the Labour and Lib Dem councillors.
A briefing for councillors was prepared, at https://divestwmpf.org/divest-west-midlands/briefing-for-walsall-councillors/