What Ireland’s Fossil Fuel Divestment Bill Means for Global Climate Action

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20 July 2018 – Ireland has become the first country in the world to commit to divest from fossil fuels, after politicians voted to withdraw all public funds from coal, oil and gas companies. Ireland currently has an €8 billon national investment fund with an estimated €300 million invested in fossil fuel shares. Under the bill, the government will be required to sell its investments in fossil fuels. How significant is this in terms of Ireland’s stocks and shares in non-renewable energy? Read the full article on the Chatham House website.