Ireland Moves to Divest From Fossil Fuels!! Yay Ireland!!

Yay Ireland! You go, Girl! A bill passed in the lower house of Parliament was a victory for the global divestment movement!

Ireland moved to pull its public funds out of fossil fuels, a development that marks the most significant advance to date for a divestment campaign pushed by environmentalists worldwide!

The lower house of Parliament passed a bill that requires the country’s sovereign fund, valued at 8.9 billion euros, or about $10.4 billion, to move out of fossil fuels “as soon as practicable.”

An aide to Thomas Pringle, the member of Parliament who proposed the measure, said that when the bill becomes law, Ireland will become the first country to formally pledge to divest from fossil fuels. Let’s all buy a Guinness and raise a glass to Ireland!

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