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Climate Week NYC Virtual Event | Towards a Green & Just Recovery: Reimagining Our Future Through Divest/Invest

September 22, 2020
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Online
This event is hosted by the NYC Mayor’s Office, C40 Cities, and Columbia University's Earth Institute. Cities around the world are leading in the global movement to divest from fossil fuel companies and invest in the future of our planet. This virtual event will feature a panel of global leaders sharing ideas on the roles of sustainable investment and fossil fuel divestment in a green and just recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. The event will showcase leaders from both local and international climate and business communities to discuss how a broad coalition is working together to ensure that today’s investments do not lock-in polluting technologies, and instead support the solutions we need to avert climate breakdown, create good jobs, advance environmental justice, and support livable communities. Participating mayors include: Bill de Blasio, Mayor of New York City LaToya Cantrell, Mayor of New Orleans Mxolisi Kaunda, Mayor of Durban Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London William Peduto, Mayor of Pittsburgh Other confirmed speakers include: Elliott Harris, Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development and Chief Economist, United Nations May Boeve, Executive Director, 350.org Meera Dasgupta, United States Youth Poet Laureate 2020 Bhakti Mirchandani, Director of Responsible Investing, Trinity Wall Street and Adjunct Professor, Columbia University Shirley Rodrigues, Deputy Mayor for Environment & Energy, London Daniel Zarrilli, Chief Climate Policy Advisor, NYC Office of the Mayor

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