The National Trust announces plans to sell fossil fuel shares
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Although the Trust has set a target of three years for all changes to take place, it expects most shares to be sold after a year.
Such actions only reflect the policies and aims of the charity, with its main aim being to preserve and upkeep the UK's historic landscapes and places. On its website, the trust details its wishes for the government to create a bold and far-reaching Environment Bill. Within this demand it lists the necessity for such a bill to contain 'nature targets', 'world-leading environmental principles' and 'an independent watchdog'.
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Many argue that halting our investment and reliance on fossil fuels could be the answer to stopping climate change. In 2017, The Guardian reported that only 100 companies were responsible for 71% of global emissions.
It makes sense that in order to decrease these emissions, investments in such companies must stop.
Jo Hodgkins , Wildlife Advisor to the National Trust states: "The UK's wildlife is in trouble, and we're seeing the effects of climate change at the places the National Trust cares for.
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