Thursday 4th July 18.15-19.45 Coffeevolution basement, Church Street, Huddersfield
Join Kirklees Campaign against Climate Change in demanding that banks are forced to disclose the carbon footprint of their investments by asking people to write to secretary of state for business, Vince Cable.
The UK finance sector is bankrolling climate change. Banks, pension funds and other finance companies are funding dirty energy projects that are destroying people’s lives and pushing the planet to the brink of catastrophe. Yet millions of people have no access to electricity.
New regulations coming into force later this year will mean the UK’s biggest businesses will have to report on their carbon emissions. But the financial sector has been let off the hook from disclosing the climate impacts of their investment
More information about the World Development Movement’s Carbon Capital campaign can be found on their website, where you can see their interactive infographic which shows the web of influence between the energy industry, a third of UK government ministers and the finance sector.