Environmental Leaders Challenge Institutions to Divest from Fossil Fuels Ahead of Paris Summit
Divestment leaders launched earlier today the “Divest for Paris” challenge at the Paris Divestment Conference, a day-long gathering co-hosted by 350.org and the European Green Party.
The summit features high-profile speakers such as Bill McKibben, co-founder of 350.org, Stephen Heintz, President of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Nicolas Hulot, Special Envoy of the French President for the Protection of the Planet, Pascal Canfin, from the Commission on Climate Finance and former French Development Minister, representatives from the World Council of Churches, the Carbon Tracker Initiative, and many more.
The divestment movement is challenging institutions, individuals and governments to show climate leadership and align their investments with their values by divesting from fossil fuels ahead of the COP21 Climate Summit in Paris. ….