Fossil Free South Africa

Financing the Future Webinar

The following message was published by the Financing the Future Steering committee: Earlier this month in Cape Town, Financing the Future brought together over 300 leaders from 44 countries focusing on the intersection of climate justice, finance, energy access and social justice. It was a remarkable event that featured leaders from faith-based institutions, governments, NGOs, foundations, academia, environmental and human …

Financing the Future Webinar Read More »

“The future of finance must be clean” – historic Cape Town summit closes

Huge momentum on divesting from fossil fuels as unprecedented faith based commitments join a strong statement against shareholder engagement strategies  11 September, 2019 Cape Town, South Africa: Working together over two days at the global ‘Financing the Future Summit’ advocates made several commitments that give real power to the fight against climate change, and build …

“The future of finance must be clean” – historic Cape Town summit closes Read More »

Climate-Proofing South African Retirement Funds (Twin events)

The early effects of global climate breakdown, from the devastating Northern Cape drought to Cyclone Idai, are hitting South Africa. Climate protests, now led by millions of school children, are multiplying around the world.  Funds worth over $8 trillion have committed to fossil fuel divestment, while 477 investors worth a combined $34 trillion in assets …

Climate-Proofing South African Retirement Funds (Twin events) Read More »

Global Climate Divest-Invest Summit comes to Cape Town

The Global Climate Divest-Invest Summit is coming to Cape Town in September 2019! Register now: https://financingthefuture.global/ Financing a fossil fuel-free future in which everyone has access to renewable energy – especially the 1 billion people living in energy poverty – is indispensable to solving the climate crisis. With little time left before we lock in …

Global Climate Divest-Invest Summit comes to Cape Town Read More »

Spotlight 10 August: Ditiro Majapholoa believes fossil fuel interests damage people’s health and oppress community rights

Ditiro Majapholoa’s Facebook post appears here. Ditiro is the chairperson of the Steenbokpan Community Forum, in Lephalale, Limpopo, an area dominated by 14 coal mines. Help put a stop to the social and environmental injustice caused by climate-breaking coal, oil and gas investments. #DivestNow! https://t.co/QUZ2Y8Kn6P pic.twitter.com/sfom7fl9aj — Fossil Free SA (@FossilFreeSA) August 10, 2018