Cerrejon is the largest open coal mine in South America and has ‘seriously damaged the environment and health of the country’s largest indigenous community, and is making them more vulnerable to COVID-19’, states a report for the United Nations.
“It is disappointing that the people who manage the pension funds of local government workers are oblivious to the climate crisis that is facing us” Steve Smellie UNISON
Whenever we discuss the climate emergency it is important to keep to the fore the values of a Just Transition which should underpin all the decisions being made – at every level – governmental, organisational and individual.
The South of Scotland Electricity Board had applied to sink 11 test bore holes: 2 at Yesnaby, 4 near Blackhall and 5 at the Mill of Cairston.
Orkney Housing Association Ltd and the community EV car club
Scottish Parliament Pension Fund Investing in Fossil Fuel Companies: £505,683 Directly in BHP and £257,899 in Rio Tinto.
“BHP has a very aggressive strategy to insert itself in the territories of these communities, over-exploiting local water sources causing major droughts and trying to eliminate any critical opinion or social protest.”
What is the future for hydrogen use and production in Orkney?
The UK Government sees the production of oil and gas as continuing to be important and this is the 32nd round of licensing.
The Festival will avoid taking funds from “fossil fuel companies and their primary trade bodies”, the latter referring to income taken from partnerships with the Scottish Oil Club
There will also be established a Scottish National Investment Bank with a central mission to support a ‘ transition to a carbon-neutral economy.’