Campaigners urge organisations in Lewes to move away from fossil fuels

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Keep It In the Ground Sussex (KIIGS) will have a stall in Cliffe Precinct, Lewes, on Saturday (morning) February 14 to encourage East Sussex County Council to move pension funds away from fossil fuels as part of Global Divestment Day.

KIIGS said to keep global warming manageable, 80 per cent of fossil fuel reserves need to remain unburned.

Arnold Simanowitz of KIIGS said: “From tobacco to Apartheid South Africa, history shows us that divestment can make real change. And the fossil fuel divestment movement is growing faster than any we’ve seen before.”

The county council said it was the administrative authority acting on behalf of the members of the East Sussex Pension Fund.

It said money from the fund was invested in areas which generated the best return with consideration for the level of risk every investment poses and investments were regularly reviewed taking into account a number of factors.