financing the future

The Global Climate Divest-Invest Summit

10-11 September 2019

Two Oceans Aquarium, Cape Town, South Africa

Updates from the Summit

The struggle for climate justice is a struggle for fundamental human rights. We stand with those in South Africa and the rest of the world who are targets of gender-based violence, xenophobia, racial discrimination and environmental injustice — profound societal ills which will all be worsened by climate change.

News Updates

List of Financing the Future Commitments

Sherelee Odayar, Program Officer at South Durban Community Environmental Alliance (SDCEA):  “From all groups, an overwhelming call emerged for dramatically

About This Summit


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 irreversible climate impacts, mission-driven leaders are responding by taking action. Faith leaders, foundations, university administrators, health care organisations, and municipal governments are now all looking at how they can finance a just future. Join us.

The Global Climate Divest-Invest Summit in Cape Town will:

  • Provide tools and resources to align capital with climate goals.
  • Challenge the global community to leave fossil fuels in the ground.
  • Underscore the urgent need for investments that help developing nations leapfrog dirty development and provide clean energy access.
  • Set a vision for how we can finance the future.
  • Enable partners from diverse regions and sectors to plan for action

Investors, with trillions in assets, have the power to move faster than governments and catalyze the transition to renewable, universally accessible energy by shifting capital out of the problems and into the solutions today.

Fossil fuel divestment and clean energy investment is more important than ever.

Who Should Attend


  • Financial officers, directors, trustees or representatives of:
    • Retirement funds, foundations, faith communities, NGOs, universities, and private schools with endowed funds.
  • Civil society representatives and climate activists interested in financial activism
  • Investment and asset managers and consultants

COSTS: Attendance at the conference will be free of charge; but travel and accommodation expenses will be for delegates’ own budgets. Sponsorship of travel and accommodation may be available for some delegates on application.

Hosted By


Divest Invest
Fossil Free SA
Global Catholic Climate Movement
GreenFaith
Pan African Climate Justice Alliance
The Shine Campaign
Wallace Global Fund
350.org
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