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