Mapping the Transition to a
“Divestment” us best understood as part of a larger movement to divest financial resources from destructive products and practices and invest these same resources instead in products and practices that affirm ecosystem integrity and lead to a sustainable future for humankind as part of Earth’s finite ecosystem.
From this perspective, continued investment in non-renewable energy sources makes no sense. Shysters and speculators may be attracted to momentary profit from fossil fuels, but, by definition, investments in non-renewable systems on a finite planet cannot be sustained. As archaeology and history have demonstrated with sad repetition, societies based on non-renewable resources face either inevitable deterioration over time or sudden and abrupt decline as they become engaged in syndromes of catabolic collapse and competitive destruction in the struggle to control a diminishing resource base.
On the other hand, these ever escalating syndromes of collapse can be avoided if societies, institutions and individuals act in time and decide to re-direct financial and social investment towards renewable and sustainable resources.
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This page links provides links to information concerning the movement to divest financial resources from fossil-fuel exploitation as well as information concerning efforts to invest financial assets instead in renewable energy resources and technologies.
It includes selected information on the
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In addition, links to information in investment in renewable energy resources is provided as well.
- Sustainable energy investment news around the world
These categories will be updated from time to time.
Information concerning particular divestment movements — like the Divest Harvard movement, organized by students — is available at:
or by taking a “snapshot” of the QR Code below with an iPhone or iPad equipped with a freely downloadable QR Scanner or QR Code Reader app.