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The big banks have all committed to keeping global warming to under 2°C, but are still funding fossil fuel projects. Tell them to stop!

To Australia’s big banks,

You claim to be committed to strong action on climate change. It’s time to prove it. Holding global warming to below two degrees requires urgent action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Your actions and decisions are key to this outcome.

We demand that, as a minimum, you:

● Make no further investments that expand the size of the fossil fuel industry, and

● Reduce your exposure to the thermal coal sector to zero by 2020, and all fossil fuels by 2030.

See who’s signed

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Professor M Leigh AcklandDirector, Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology, Deakin University
Professor Nihal AgarPresident, Hindu Council of Australia
Roland AshbyEditor, The Melbourne Anglican,
Director, Anglican Media
Birds of TokyoRock band
Emeritus Professor Denise Bradley ACUniSA
James BradleyAuthor
David BridieComposer and singer/songwriter
Bishop George Browning
John CoetzeeAuthor
Professor Robert CostanzaChair in Public Policy, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU
Ian Thomas DunlopIndependent commentator and Former Chair, Australian Coal Association
Dr Brad FarrantAdjunct Research Fellow in Early Childhood Development, UWA
Michael Finnane QC
Ngaio FitzpatrickArtist and Visiting Fellow, ANU Climate Change Institute
Imam Riad Galil OAM
Phil GlendenningDirector, Edmund Rice Centre
Emeritus Professor Ross GriffithsResearch School of Earth Sciences, ANU and Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science
Guy GrossScreen Composer
The Hon. David Harper AM QCFormer judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria
Michael Kieran HarveyPianist
Missy HigginsSinger/songwriter
Professor Ove Hoegh-GuldbergCoordinating Lead Author for the Fifth Assessment Report of the IPCC
Tim HolloFounder, Green Music Australia
Professor Lesly HughesDistinguished Professor of Biology, Macquarie University and Councillor, Climate Council of Australia
Rabbi Jonathan Keren-Black
Associate Professor Cheryl KernotCentre for Social Impact, UNSW
Benjamin LawAuthor
Professor Carmen LawrenceDirector, Centre for the Study of Social Change, UWA
Professor Ian Lowe AOSchool of Science, Griffith University
Professor Jeremy MossProfessor of Political Philosophy, UNSW
Jack Mundey AOUnionist and environmentalist
Sharyn MunroAuthor
Professor Niel OrmerodInstitute for Religion & Critical Inquiry, Australian Catholic University
Anthony PartosScreen composer
Associate Professor Lina SelveySchool of Public Health, Curtin University
Peter Singer, ACIra W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics, University Center for Human Values Princeton University and Laureate Professor, School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, University of Melbourne
Emeritus Professor Will SteffenANU and Councillor, Climate Change Council of Australia
Dr. Peter W TaitRACGP GP or the Year 2007
Peter TempleWriter
Nigel WestlakeMulti award-winning composer
Associate Professor Jane WilliamsonMarine Ecology, Macquarie University
Charlotte WoodAuthor
Caitlyn YeoScreen composer