Fracking, UK climate targets and post-truth politics

Having waited for months for the government to publish a statutory report by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) on the impact of fracking on the UK's legally binding climate targets, campaigners suspected that it was not favourable to the government's "all-out for shale" policy. Some of the more cynical among us may have expected it on 6th July, on the day of the even-more-long-awaited Chilcot report into the Iraq war. In fact the report was finally released on the morning of 7th July.

Time to divest the London Pension Fund from fossil fuels

It's time to up the pressure for fossil fuel divestment of the London Pension Fund Authority. The LPFA is the largest pension fund in the capital and manages £4.6 billion on behalf of more than 80,000 people. The fund has £42 million directly invested in fossil fuels, and many more millions invested indirectly.