Event

Climate-Responsible Banking: A Moral Imperative towards Children, 2nd Anniversary webinar

Organized by the World Council of Churches (WCC), UN Environment Programme (UNEP), Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities (JLI), the webinar will provide an update on the 9 May 2022 statement on Climate-Responsible Finance and commitments made on the five calls to action.

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Participants in the Fridays for Future march in Glasgow, UK, 5 November 2021, during COP26. Fridays for Future is a worldwide movement born when Greta Thunberg started standing outside the Swedish parliament with a sign that said “school strike for climate” in August 2018. Other activists followed and it is now a worldwide movement with children all over the planet taking part. Many young people and families joined the demonstration with signs.

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The webinar aims to build capacity for engagement with financial institutions to stop carbon bombs. The event will ensure youth participation and highlight the consequences of fossil fuel financing on young people’s mental health, with a focus on one of the most powerful ways to address root-causes.

The objectives of the webinar are to increase awareness of how investments into new fossil fuel expansion imperil the wellbeing of children, youth and future generations, as well as to advance actions of faith-based actors, their partners and constituents, holding accountable those investing in fossil fuels.

The event will illustrate how climate-responsible banking can help to tackle root-causes of desertification, and serve as a milestone towards the UN Summit of the Future.

When: Wednesday 3 July 2024, 2:00 – 3:30 pm CET

Where: online, please register here 

Statement "Climate-Responsible Finance - a Moral Imperative towards Children" (9 May 2022)