Events

Event 

Title:
Can we get the fossils out of finance?
When:
Wed, 26 March 2014 
Category:
Energy

Description

Panel discussion and Q & A about fossil fuels, the carbon bubble and divestment

7.30pm Wednesday 26 March
Methodist Church Hall, Nicolson Square

How can we keep investing in fossil fuels when they put our future in jeopardy? As the risk of a carbon bubble becomes clearer, the movement to divest from fossil fuels is becoming stronger. Our panel will look at the arguments behind fossils divestment and decarbonising finance. We will also look at practical actions we can take forward, including calling on pension funds to use our money for positive investments.

Chair: Rob Edwards, environment editor of the Sunday Herald
Undine Schmidt, University of Edinburgh People & Planet
Peter McColl, Rector, University of Edinburgh
John Stevenson, City of Edinburgh UNISON