Liset Meddens, director of FossielvrijNL, will give a talk about fossil fuel divestment.
Fossielvrij NL tackles climate change by building a powerful movement that breaks through the power of coal, oil and gas companies. This way we accelerate the transition to a sustainable economy. Together we demand that public institutions - like pension funds, museums and schools - break their ties to the fossil fuel industry. This way, we break the power of fossil fuel companies and make political space for a just, decentral energy system with 100% renewable energy for all.
The global divestment movement has achieved many successes. During the last few years, more than 1000 institutions have committed to withdrawing their money from the fossil fuel industry. Also in the Netherlands, the fossilfree network is very successful. Liset will elaborate on the principles, successes and goals of the campaign and will explain how you can contribute to this bottom-up initiative against climate change.