In the lead-up to the EU referendum Molly highlighted the important role the EU plays in setting emissions targets and delivering action to tackle climate change. The EU was instrumental in the success of the Paris Agreement on climate change and Molly was able to vote in favour of this historic agreement in the European Parliament. Ahead of climate negotiations she commissioned a report exploring ways to control carbon emissions.

As an economist and member of the Economics and Monetary Affairs Committee Molly has done a lot of work around ‘climate finance’ challenging the European Investment Bank on the risks of the ‘carbon bubble’ urging it to divest from carbon intensive assets. She has warned that the overvaluation of oil, gas and coal – fossil fuel assets which scientists say must remain unexploited if global warming is to be limited below 2°C – could lead to a new financial crisis.

Molly has been the only South West MEP to strongly oppose fracking and has challenged other South West MPs and MEPs to follow the Greens in supporting a ban on all shale gas exploration. She has championed divestment and for all further fossil fuel reserves to be left in the ground.  Molly has called on the government to follow the European Parliament’s progressive approach, acknowledging investments in pension and investment funds can be a powerful tool in driving social, environmental and economic change.

News

Green MEP challenges Gove over climate targets - 14 June 2017

Trump is waging war on the environment, says Molly - 3 June 2017

MEP urges transparency over ECB role in funding climate change - 2 June 2017

Worst fears on environment post-Brexit being realised, says Green MEP - 10 April 2017

Green MEP slams government over failure to deliver ‘cheap’ renewable energy - 23 March 2017

Articles

Autumn Statement: We can’t promise the earth then take steps to destroy it - 24 November 2016

Flooding Is Climate Change In Action - We Need To Work With Nature To Mitigate Its Impacts - 24 November 2016

Westcountry welcomes mining but we should shun fracking - 27 October 2016

Fracking is the fossil-fuel dinosaur of yesteryear: reject the bankers and go for green energy and people’s finance - 9 October 2016

Soft Brexit-hard Brexit: where should green business stand? - 14 September 2016

Reports

Devonport: From Trident jobs to green employment - 16 November 2016

Controlling Carbon - 21 October 2015

Green Money: Reclaiming Quantitative Easing - 15 June 2015

The Power to Transform the South West - 17 April 2015

Letters

European Central Bank: fossil fuel assets and investments - 18 December 2016

Unsustainable consumption of animal-based food - 16 November 2016

Letter to Guardian on EU from leading Green politicians - 21 May 2015

Letter to Commission on Sustainable Food Systems - 29 April 2015

Response to latest IPCC report - 4 November 2014

Share