Fossil Fuel Divestment Forum

posted Sep 23, 2013, 11:01 PM by Climate Action Hobart
To Divest or Not to Divest? What can fossil fuel divestment offer our climate, communities and economy?

Everyone’s talking about it. From Obama and Desmond Tutu to the IEA and Lord Stern. Already 16 local governments, 10 religious institutions, 6 universities and 3 major foundations have committed to divest from fossil fuels. Even major pension funds, insurers and banks are coming aboard. But is divestment really the climate game changer it’s being made out to be? As Australia adds its voice to the growing divestment call, we ask, what can divestment really offer our climate, communities and economy?                                            

Speakers include:
World leading Sustainability Consultant, Paul Gilding    
Tas Ethical Financial Advisor, Stuart Barry
RHH Staff Specialist Physician, Frank Nicklason

6 - 7:30pm, Wednesday 18th September
Lecture Theatre 2, Medical Sciences Precinct (Cnr Liverpool and Campbell Sts) Hobart.