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This model ordinance requires that a municipal public fund create a list of fossil fuel companies that match specific criteria and divest all direct and indirect holdings in companies on this list over a 3-year period. This model allows for temporary suspension of divestment actions when financially prudent, as well as requiring efforts to minimize the costs to public funds. This model also urges fiduciaries of local government investment pools to divest from fossil fuel companies. And this model provides a range of policy options, from urging asset managers of participant-directed retirement funds to create investment offerings that are devoid of holdings in fossil fuel companies, to reinvesting funds in socially responsible investments, to urging credit rating agencies to factor climate risks into their ratings of publicly held companies.
This resolution calls for managers of public investments and public agencies to divest any fossil fuel accounts currently in the county\'s investment portfolio. Further, it prohibits any future managers of public accounts from investing in companies whose business profits from the manufacture or sale of fossil fuels and unsustainable energy.
The model resolution declares the intention of a City, where the city does not currently invest in fossil fuel stocks, to refrain from investing in publicly-traded fossil fuel companies.
The resolution declares that it is the policy of the city, where the City does not invest in common stock at all, to not invest in fossil fuels and to divest from city holdings in fossil fuel companies.
The resolution declares that it is the policy of the City not to invest in fossil fuel companies, to review the city portfolio for holdings in fossil fuel companies, and to divest in holdings in fossil fuel companies.
The resolution declares that it is the policy of the City, where the city does not have control of the pension board and does not otherwise invest in fossil fuels stock, to not invest in fossil fuel companies, to review the city portfolio for holdings in fossil fuel companies, and to divest in holdings in fossil fuel companies.
This policy brief finds that climate change represents the single greatest long-term threat to our cities and citizens. Because of this threat, the brief recommends cities to not invest in companies that profit from fossil fuels, the main cause of climate change. The policy brief provides tools to begin a divestment campaign for cities with current investments in fossil fuel companies.
This resolution requires municipal funds to divest from fossil fuels and evaluate alternative investment strategies for the future. This resolution prevents government agencies from investing in fossil fuels in the future and urges other municipal and public institutions and agencies to divest from fossil fuels and unsustainable resources.
This report analyzes challenges in the development and accessibility of natural resources such as energy, food, water, and materials for future populations. In order to meet global needs for natural resources, there needs to be both an increase in the supply of resources and a change in the productivity of how resources are extracted, converted, and used. In addition to identifying future challenges with natural resources, this report evaluates opportunities to expand supply and improve productivity to address the resource challenge.
This report analyzes how fossil fuel reserves relate to global financial markets. The report finds that there are more fossil fuels listed on the world\'s capital markets than we can afford to burn if we are to prevent dangerous climate change. The capital markets have financed future fossil fuel development based on the false assumption that what the corporate sector have asked investors to finance can actually be burnt. The report finds that this over-capitalization of fossil fuels poses a large and currently unappreciated risk for the capital markets. In addition to providing analysis of the problem, the report provides several recommendations for resolving the capital markets\' carbon bubble.