UN Climate Speech / 07 May, 2014
Figueres: Faith Leaders Asked to Divest Fossil Fuels

In order to stay below 2 degree warming, a large amount of oil and gas reserves need to stay in the ground. Those fossil fuel investments may rapidly become devalued and 'stranded assets'. Now is the time to divest from oil. Several church groups are leading the way. From the article:

Leaders of faith groups, from Christians and Muslims to Hindus, Jews and Buddhists have a responsibility and an opportunity over the next 18 months to provide a moral compass to their followers and to political, corporate, financial and local authority leaders.

Read the full article in The Guardian

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