Bumitama, the company behind these bulldozers, received loans from HSBC despite breaching the bank's policies
Over three weeks ago, we exposed how HSBC is funding palm oil companies that are tearing up Indonesia's forests. Since then, thousands of emails have been sent to the CEO. Now HSBC is responding to those emails, but what it's saying is at times misguided, and other times just plain wrong.
If you're on Greenpeace's email list, chances are you'll have just received an email about the Green Investment Bank - a government body that is currently being privatised. If the sale goes through as it stands, it could have devastating consequences on the UK renewable energy industry.
This weekend at Somerset House in London – after a week of high alert air pollution – you can see Mary Poppins fly, just like she did on 6th January, merely a week into 2017, when the UK breached its air pollution limit for the entire year. Tension in the Air, is part of Space to Breathe - a weekend of creative action in response to our city’s air pollution crisis.
Posted by Joe Sutherland — 25 January 2017 at 3:27pm
Last week we revealed that HSBC - the biggest bank in the UK - is funding palm oil companies who are destroying rainforests in Indonesia. People across the world have since demanded that HSBC stop its profit-hungry palm oil investments.
Yesterday I went to London’s City Hall to deliver a letter from over 100 local headteachers to the Mayor, Sadiq Khan. The letter calls for safe, clean air for children all over the city. “Clean air now! Clean air now! Clean air now!” chanted children from five primary schools. And who could argue with that?
Big news: scientists have confirmed the discovery of an incredible coral reef at the mouth of the Amazon river!
But we can’t celebrate just yet: oil companies are closing in with a reckless plan to drill for oil nearby. Once they get government approval, these companies could start drilling within months. We can’t let that happen.
An oil spill could devastate this amazing place, harming wildlife and ruining local people’s livelihoods.
We are headteachers who represent schools from across London. Our schools are in areas where our children and young people are being forced to breathe some of the most toxic air in London, and the country as a whole.
We welcome the bold commitments you have made to clean up London’s air.