Publications


  • A False Promise of Prosperity

    A False Promise of Prosperity

    An analysis of UK Prosperity Fund support to the oil and gas industry Based on official Foreign Office data, this briefing reveals that the UK’s Foreign Office spent funds from the Official Development Aid budget to promote shale gas drilling in China, as well as supporting expansion of oil and gas industries in Brazil, Mexico,…

    18 Nov 2018 anna
  • New Report: “Risky Business: Local Government Pension Funds and the Climate Crisis”

    New Report: “Risky Business: Local Government Pension Funds and the Climate Crisis”

    Platform and Friends of the Earth reveal how UK Local Government Pension Funds are failing to protect themselves from the financial risks of climate change. Link to full Climate Risk report click here                                            …

    9 Nov 2018 admin
  • BP, el dueño oculto de fracking: Pan-American Energy y el mega-proyecto Vaca Muerta

    BP, el dueño oculto de fracking: Pan-American Energy y el mega-proyecto Vaca Muerta

    [ingles] [bajar informe en .pdf] Pan American Energy es considerada la mayor empresa petrolera privada de Argentina. Actualmente gestiona el mayor yacimiento de petróleo del país (Cerro Dragón) y es responsable de una cuarta parte de la extracción no convencional de gas en la Provincia de Neuquén. En realidad, PAE pertenece a la multinacional petrolera británica…

    7 Dec 2017 anna
  • BP’s Fracking Secrets: Pan-American Energy and Argentina’s shale mega-project

    BP’s Fracking Secrets: Pan-American Energy and Argentina’s shale mega-project

    BP plays a leading role in advancing one of the world’s biggest carbon bombs, the Vaca Muerta shale mega-project in Patagonia. BP does not carry out fracking in the UK because the practice would “attract the wrong kind of attention”. This report by Platform with Observatorio Petrolero Sur reveals BP’s role in pushing forward fracking in…

    7 Dec 2017 anna
  • Councils: Fuelling the Fire

    Councils: Fuelling the Fire

    Councils: Fuelling the Fire  reveals that UK councils invest £16.1 billion of their workers’ pensions into companies that extract coal, oil and gas, fueling dangerous climate change. Download the report The report uncovers: Councils invest £16.1 billion of pensions into fossil fuel companies out of a total of £289.9 billion, new data reveals No significant…

    9 Nov 2017 admin
  • Fight BP’s Pinkwashing

    Fight BP’s Pinkwashing

    A briefing for LGBTQ rights campaigners by No Pride In BP, Platform and People & Planet Download briefing as pdf Pinkwashing: (n.) a public relations tactic, involving an appeal to LGBT-friendliness, in order to offset or ‘wash’ over other questionable practices Is BP a queer-friendly company? “proud to be a business where you can be yourself”…

    22 Feb 2017 anna
  • Remember Saro-Wiwa, Refining Memory booklet

    This booklet was published to go with the DVD ‘Refining Memory‘ by filmmaker Judy Price and artist Andy Conio, commissioned by Platform in 2005. The booklet contains essays by Platform, Ken Wiwa jr, and five international artists shortlisted for their proposals for the Living Memorial to Nigerian writer and campaigner Ken Saro-Wiwa in the year…

    19 Oct 2016 jane
  • Reinvesting pensions: from fossil fuel divestment to reinvestment in the new economy

    Reinvesting pensions: from fossil fuel divestment to reinvestment in the new economy

    What if £14 billion of local government pension funds, currently in fossil fuels, was re-invested to create environmental, social and economic benefits – as well as a sound financial return? Platform and Community Reinvest advocate for pensions and other funds to divest from fossil fuels and reinvest in the new economy – in economic activities…

    24 Aug 2016 anna
  • Our pensions, our communities, our planet

    Our pensions, our communities, our planet

    Trade union briefing: Our pensions, our communities, our planet How to reinvest our pensions for our good? Download the briefing (pdf) Local governments in the UK invest over £14 billion of public sector pension funds into fossil fuel corporations. That means workers’ pensions are accelerating dangerous climate change. They are overly risky long term investments…

    9 Nov 2015 anna

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