Avon Pension Fund adds its name to the 2021 Global Investor Statement to Governments on the Climate Crisis

Quote: We have signed the 2021 Global Investor Statement to Governments on the Climate Crisis calling for all governments to commit to ambitious climate policy action by COP26.

With the G7 Summit taking place this weekend in Cornwall, we’re proud to announce that we are a signatory of the 2021 Global Investor Statement to Governments on the Climate Crisis.

In signing this document, we stand alongside 456 other investors worldwide with a combined asset-worth of over $41 trillion. It calls on all governments in 2021 to increase their climate policy action and ambition urgently by COP26 (UN Climate Change Conference) in November.

Failing to step up the global response to the climate challenge will impede the Paris Agreement goal of limiting global average temperature increase to no more than 1.5-degree Celsius this century, which scientists say is needed to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.

Click here to read the full press release.

We’re proud to add our name to the list of signatories but recognise this is far less than ‘job done’ in terms of what we should be doing.  

That’s why as well as adding our voice to the global discussion, we’re constantly reviewing our own investment strategies in line with the Paris Agreement and working closely with our partners in the Brunel Pension Partnership to ensure we meet our collective climate action goals by 2050 or earlier.

For a full update on the progress we’re making as a Fund, please click here to read the latest Members’ newsletter.

 

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