Financial Strategies for Keeping Fossil Fuels in the Ground, 8/11, 7pm

Climate change is threatening our food and water supplies, economy, infrastructure, public health, and the future of NYC. The main cause of climate change is greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels (coal, oil and natural gas), which trap heat in the atmosphere and warm the planet. Our panel will explore various financial strategies for how we can keep fossil fuels in the ground to prevent catastrophic climate change. Should individuals and institutions divest from fossil fuel companies? Or, should they remain invested in these companies to influence their policies as shareholder activists? Featuring: Helen Rosenthal, City Council member, District 6, Chair of the Contracts Committee; Liz Krueger, State Senator, 28th District, Sponsor, Fossil Fuel Divestment Act; Reid Capalino, Director of Energy, Sustainability and Resiliency Practice, Carbon Tracker Initiative; Bradford Goz, Director of Business Development, Fossil Free Indexes; Scott Zdrazil, Director of Strategy and Corporate Engagement, Office of New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer; Shanna Cleveland, Senior Manager, Carbon Asset Risk Initiative, Ceres; Geraldine F. Watson, Vice President for Finance and Operations, Rockefeller Brothers Fund.

The Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew at West 86th Street and West End Avenue, Manhattan.

Organized by 350NYC, cosponsored by 350BK among many others.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. RSVP’s are not required.
$3.00 suggested donation at the door.

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