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Finance beyond coal - let`s act now

It’s well known that the air pollution from coal has serious health consequences for people all over Europe. Citizens and society as a whole pay for the health impacts from coal, not the companies causing them. This helps the coal sector stay afloat financially. What’s not so well known, is that to be able to keep polluting these companies rely on the support of banks and insurers. Click here to find out exactly who is propping up coal, and help us call them out!

We are facing twin crises: air pollution and climate breakdown, and the solution to both  is absolutely clear. We need to close coal power plants and mines in Europe on a massive scale, and we need to do it by 2030 at the absolute latest. 

However, while the path we have to take is clear, most coal companies are pushing us down another one: building and expanding new plants and mines, and lobbying to slow down and block efforts to justly transition away from their dirty business model.

They want business as usual, but they cannot have it without finance, and they cannot have it without insurance. Financial institutions have a duty to make good investments, but they also have a duty to ensure what they finance and insure doesn’t harm people’s health nor our collective future. By financing and insuring coal, companies such as BNP Paribas, Talanx, Intesa are failing on both counts.

It’s time to move these money men out of the shadows, and to move finance beyond coal.  

Several European financiers and insurers have already started to move because of public outcry; and companies are increasingly struggling to secure both finance and insurance thanks to the efforts of people like you. Help us to push others to Unfriend Coal, and move beyond it once and for all. 

TAKE ACTION: CONTACT BANKS AND INSURERS AND URGE THEM TO STOP SUPPORTING COAL

 

  • Send email to the financiers and insurers

 

BNP: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Intesa SanPaolo: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Credit Suisse: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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VIG: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Talanx Torsten: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Uniqa: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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