This forum is at 8 pm, Sunday, October 27, at Cooper Union.
There will be reps from the NYC student divestment movement tabling.
Turning The Tide: The Challenge and Promise of Carbon Divestment for a Post-Sandy Wall Street
In the New York City region, Sandy helped to mobilize a very necessary, overdue conversation on climate survival, but the politics and economics of ending climate pollution — specifically divesting from the fossil fuel industries — has still largely been ignored.
The panel will confront the challenge that Wall Street faces in its financing of the pollution that is threatening New York City's future. We will also tackle this thorny question: Why is David H. Koch, NYC's richest man, one of the people most responsible for blocking US climate action?
- Moderator: Brad Johnson, Forecast the Facts
- James Slezak, founder of the New Economy Lab
- Kate Gordon, VP and Director, Energy and Climate, Next Generation
- Bracken Hendricks, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
- Sophie Lasoff, founder of NYU Divest