First up is pension investments on fossil fuels subject to a protest outside #Hove Town Hall this evening.
@hannalytical speaks about the fossil fuel non-proliferation treaty. #LDreporter #Brighton #Hove
The Green motion put forward by @hannalytical but there is a bit of a curfuffle over her volume and Conservative councillors speaking over her #LDreporter #Brighton #Hove
The motion restarts with @hannalytical talking about the fight against climate change and why the treaty is necessary. #LDreporter #Brighton #Hove
@hannalytical The treaty seeks to end the expension of fossil fuels, oil, gas and coal, with 100% renewable access to renewables. The treaty is in line with the council's views says @hannalytical @DivestEast is protested and #Brighton and #Hove has asked it to stop #LDreporter
Other cities have signed up Toronto and Cambridge among the examples says @hannalytical Climate change is a global threat and the cause is fossil fuels, 86% caused by coal, oil and gas. #Ldreporter #Brighton #Hove
@hannalytical There is no resolution to climate justice without social justice, with rising fuel bills this has never felt more necessary says @hannalytical We need to make a bold statement and endorse this treaty #Ldreporter #Brighton #Hove
The pension committee is there to invest in what is best and take advice from experts says @Sussex__Joe We need to achieve best returns for the pensioners who rely on this income. There are two councillors who can make their voices heard #LDreporter #Brighton #Hove
Equity investments change and fossil fuels are less secure. Pension funds are investing more in green technology and energy says @Sussex__Joe The Greens want us to move from coal and oil but could support investing in gas #LDreporter #Brighton #Hove
Labour supports the statemens of the non-proliferation treaty says @CarmenAppich We should be preparing a regional plan. We support the call for divestment and a definitive timescale is a good idea. Councils across the county are supporting this #LDreporter #Brighton #Hove
#Brighton and #Hove has one representative on the pension fund board says @CarmenAppich Removing the council pensions from East Sussex runs counter to the trend of pooling funds. The money belongs to council pensioners. All contributors would have to consent #LDreporter
People are shocked that their money is invested in fossil fuels says @MCQ_cellos Investment in fossil fuel is quite small for fund managers to play with. The money should come out of fossil fuels. #LDreporter #Brighton #Hove
@MCQ_cellos The council is voting on signing up to the Fossil Fuel non-proliferation treaty and asking East Susex Pension Fund from fossil fuels
22 for
12 against
and the motion is carried

#LDreporter #Brighton #Hove
No it was 12 abstaining

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