Greens move for Marrickville Council to divest from fossil fuels
The Greens will move a motion at next week’s council meeting for Marrickville Council to divest from financial institutions that invest in, or finance fossil fuels, saying Council should join the world-wide movement of organisations, institutions and individuals divesting from polluting fossil fuels and towards clean energy.
“Our future and our children’s future depends on shifting from polluting fossil fuels to clean energy in order to avoid dangerous climate change. Marrickville Council can puts it support and money behind the world-wide divestment campaign against fossil fuels,” said Greens Councillor Max Phillips.
“Recently in Australia the Uniting Church and Sydney University moved to divest their funds from fossil fuels. Bendigo and Adelaide Bank now publicly oppose investment in fossil fuels, while Future Super was launched to give people a 100% fossil fuel free superannuation option.