Coal projects are polluting our planet. They’re poisoning our water. They’re contributing to climate chaos. And big banks are helping them by continuing to be a major funder of this dirty fossil fuel.
The good news is, banks are starting to rethink their lending practices. Standard Chartered — one of the biggest financiers of coal projects — is currently reconsidering its coal lending policy.
Public pressure from people like you could help convince the bank to cut ties with the coal industry. So we need you to speak up now!
Tell Standard Chartered to stop funding the polluting coal industry!
Standard Chartered likes to say that it takes climate change seriously. But the bank remains a major funder of coal power.
Right now, it’s financing three proposed coal-fired plants in Vietnam that would add 694 million tons of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere. These coal plants would have significant harmful impacts on local communities such as respiratory illness, damage to farmland and declining fish populations, not to mention the huge impact on our climate.
But as these catastrophic impacts become more clear, Standard Chartered is starting to feel the pressure to cut ties with the dirty coal industry. Now is our chance to convince the bank to stop financing the destruction of communities and our climate.
Tell Standard Chartered to stop financing the destruction of communities and our climate!
If this big bank decides to walk away from coal, it could pull hundreds of millions of dollars out of exacerbating climate chaos. This would initiate a domino effect that leads other big banks to get out of coal — potentially striking a critical blow to the fossil fuel industry.
We need to make sure that Standard Chartered doesn’t forget that the world is watching. If we don’t speak up now, there’s the risk that Standard Chartered will choose business as usual. Will you join the fight to cut off the money for the destructive coal industry?
Send a message to Standard Chartered demanding an end to its support of coal.
Senior international policy analyst,
Friends of the Earth