The campaign to get investors to divest from fossil fuels, kicked off so spectacularly by the Anglican Church last month, takes another step next week with the launch of a series of “Let’s Talk Divestment!” forums around the country, organised by 350 Aotearoa. The first forum is in Auckland:
When: Tuesday 15 October, 6-8pm
Where: Lecture Theatre 401, Building 401, 20 Symonds St, Faculty of Engineering, The University of Auckland
Matheson Russell – Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Auckland (involved in the divestment campaign within the Anglican Church)
Rodger Spiller – Responsible Investment Association
Jeanette Fitzsimmons- Former co-leader of the Green Party and Coal Action Network Aotearoa organising group member
Ashlee Gross- 350 National Coordinator
What’s it about?
What is divestment? What will it contribute to the movement for a healthy climate and sustainable future? What are the alternatives and how can we demand divestment of institutions? Come to one of the events nearest to you – hear the financial experts explaining the financial case of fossil fuel divestment, NZ community members telling about local climate change impacts, climate action leaders sharing stories about previous and future actions, and find out how can you be part of it.
More information and Facebook signups
- On the web: http://350.org.nz/gofossilfree/forums/
- Facebook event for the Auckland forum: https://www.facebook.com/events/618557204833396/
- Wellington forum: Wednesday 6 November, other details tba
- Forums in other centres: details tba
- Check http://350.org.nz/gofossilfree/forums/ for updates.