CIVILIAN ACTIVISTS MUST ACT
James Hansen, former NASA scientist and father of global climate change awareness, is blunt. He calls the conference results a fraud—all promises and no action.
One might think that investor groups like religious organizations and university student bodies are powerless bits and pieces compared to bigger funds. But churches and universities do have a history of success in socially responsible investing. Above all, they produced positive, tangible results in the twentieth century liberation of South Africa from apartheid.
See an important "Sightings" article (published at University of Chicago) on the role of not-for-profit and religious organizational inputs to the Paris agreement and, prospectively, to the followup. Click here.