Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC, shares her views on the key challenges faced and highlight what faith communities, the City and the UK at large can do to help build a movement of collective action on climate change.
“The global financial system has understandably for many years facilitated the exploration and use of fossil fuels. However, this is now beginning to change. One trillion dollars have been cumulatively invested worldwide in renewable energy, a step toward the annual trillion needed. More encouraging is the recent proliferation of actors in the finance space seeking better returns in a low-carbon future. […] Driven by students, universities in the US, UK and Australia are part of a growing movement to divest from fossil fuels.”