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Divestment 2016: Setting a Path for a "Just Transition"Campus Calendar

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Friday, November 18, 2016
8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Location: Gateway Center

Event Description: This daylong symposium, the first of its kind in New York state, will draw together experts in the field to discuss divestment from fossil fuels in a manner that is both socially responsible and financially feasible. This symposium is free for all students and ESF faculty and staff.

The symposium will:

Inform the public about fossil fuel divestment (and re-investment) in higher education, in the broader context of a just transition to a clean energy economy.
Inform institutional and university decision makers of the feasibility and effectiveness of fossil fuel divestment.
Explore alternative investment strategies to foster local, regional and state-wide innovation and economic activity.
Provide a gathering opportunity and platform for emerging leaders from across New York state and the country.

Katherina Searing

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