Tue, Aug 25, 2020 1-2 PM CDT
In January 2018, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that three of the city’s largest pension funds would divest from fossil fuel companies and in September of the same year announced a commitment to double investments in climate solutions. Since then, 16 other U.S. cities have joined New York in adopting a fossil fuel divestment policy, and the U.S. Conference of Mayors recently passed a resolution supporting what has now become a global movement to build an economic recovery grounded in clean energy.
Join us for a free 1-hour webinar on Tuesday Aug. 25 as Lolita Jackson, Special Advisor, Climate Policy & Programs in the NYC Mayor’s Office, and city of Pittsburgh Chief Resilience Officer Grant Ervin explain how the two cities are implementing their divestment policies. They’ll walk us through a divestment toolkit New York recently developed in partnership with the city of London and C40 Cities.
This new guide was prepared as part of the C40 Divest/Invest Forum, a first-of-its-kind initiative that helps urban leaders make the leap to effective and efficient divestment from fossil fuels, and accelerate green investment. For more information about our presenters, visit: https://urbanelephantmedia.com/speakers