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Shell forced to make major cuts to CO2 emissions in historic court case

Shell forced to make major cuts to CO2 emissions in historic court case

On May 26, 2021, a Dutch judge made a historic ruling, holding Shell liable for causing dangerous climate change and requiring them to reduce their emissions.  The case was brought by Milieudefensie, together with 17,000 […]

It’s time for the fossil fuel industry to retire…

One of Gas Free Pensions’ member campaigns, Fossil Free Sweden, created a short, humorous film to explain the problem with our pensions being invested in fossil fuels.

Clean gas is a dirty lie: Paris-aligned pension funds need to divest from fossil gas companies

1 April 2021 – Fossil gas is not a “transition fuel” in a 1.5°C world, even though the gas industry claims differently. Today, activists across Europe are calling for recognition of the dangers of fossil […]

EU considers categorising fossil gas as “green” investment

EURACTIV published a recent article revealing leaked documents that show that the European Commission is considering including fossil gas as a “green investment”, by recognising its role in “keeping the lights on during peak electricity […]

EU wastes millions of euros on failed gas projects

EU wastes millions of euros on failed gas projects

Global Witness published research this week that examines the money the EU has channelled to the fossil gas sector, and how that money has been used.  Here are some of the key takeaways:  Over the […]

Open Letter to EU Commission

Open Letter to EU Commission

Gas Free Pensions is proud to be one of 52 signatories of an open letter to the EU Commission, requesting them to include a sustainable finance taxonomy in their upcoming Renewed Sustainable Finance Strategy.  The […]

2020’s divestment wins in Sweden

In a year with few wins, 2020 saw some positive developments for Swedish pension funds’ investments in fossil fuel companies. First, in the spring of 2020, the AP1 Fund announced their plans to divest fully […]

What does BlackRock have to do with the EU?

What does BlackRock have to do with the EU?

BlackRock is the world’s largest asset management fund, with over $7 trillion in assets under management. In April 2020, the European Commission hired BlackRock as an advisor on sustainable finance- that is, how to build […]

EU Methane Strategy

The European Commission released last week their strategy to reduce EU methane emissions, as a part of a wider European Green Deal and an EU goal to reach climate neutrality by 2050. Below are some […]