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Divest Festival Cape Town
February 24, 2018 @ 09:30 - 13:30
Welcome to 2018, and the slightly mad state of play in South Africa right now: Day Zero is rapidly approaching in Cape Town, while cities and institutions of the stature of New York and Lloyds of London (the world’s oldest insurance market) are divesting from fossil fuels – but South Africans still aren’t widely questioning why we allow companies like Sasol to continue pumping out enormous amounts of climate-breaking greenhouse gases without committing to science-based targets for reductions as genuinely responsible companies are doing.
Fossil Free SA, with 350 Africa, will be hosting their first Divest Fest at 75 Harrington Street, Cape Town.
Divest Fest will be a morning of practical online climate and divestment action, with videos, mini-talks, brainstorming, and ample time to take practical action to push ahead fossil fuel divestment in South Africa (followed by lunch, possibly even with water!)
Bring your laptop or tablet, send us any suggestions you may have in advance, and let’s get stuck in demanding ethical, safe, low-carbon and divested investment funds.
And – if you haven’t already, please join the over-900 people who have already signed on to support our Amandla.mobi petition calling on top asset managers to create divested funds in South Africa.
- RSVP here.