1000+ Divestment Commitments
The 24th UN Climate Talks (COP24) took place from 2 to 14 December in Katowice, Poland – a country where 80% of electricity, and half of primary energy, is from coal. The talks predictably failed to deliver a functional rulebook for the Paris agreement to keep warming under 1.5˚C. But there were plenty of signs of real leadership to fill the gap.
On Thursday in Katowice, a press conference celebrated 1,000 people-powered divestment commitments and highlighted some of our major wins to date spanning 37 countries since 2012: cities like New York, Berlin and Cape Town; medical institutions like the American Public Health Association; faith groups like the Diocese of Assisi; insurance giants and investment funds like Norway‘s sovereign wealth fund and the country of Ireland. Big and small, they’re all important. Watch and share the video to help us celebrate and real the full 1000+ divestment commitments report.