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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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Climate Finance Ranking: These stock portfolios from German federal and state governments are steering towards a hot climate

13.2 billion euros from public tax money is poured into 1,700 publicly traded companies – mostly without testing their climate impact Bavaria, North Rhine-Westphalia and Baden-Württemberg are ranked the worst Fossil Free Berlin demands a […]

European Central Bank, Quantitative Easing & Climate

Reclaim Finance, an organisation that aims to make the financial sector compatible with a sustainable future, published a recent report investigating the links between the European Central Bank’s policies and fossil fuel companies. Read our […]

Plastic and the Fossil Fuel Industry

Carbon Tracker released a new report examining oil and gas involvement in the plastics industry, “The Future’s Not in Plastics: Why plastics demand won’t rescue the oil sector”. See some of the key insights below.  […]

EU: Fossil Fuels not a Just Transition

EU: Fossil Fuels not a Just Transition

The EU is setting up a fund (40 billion euro) to help the transition to a sustainable economy. Coal miners will get training for a new career, regions will be supported if they now depend […]