Divestment Day 2020
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The big four banks continue to pump billions of dollars into the coal, oil and gas industries, fueling the record breaking drought and horror fire season that is ravaging Australia.
Enough is enough. This is the year we say no more. The big banks must stop lending to the fossil fuel industry which is undermining our chance of a safe climate into the future.
On March 20, come together with customers, climate-impacted community members, parents and students outside the big offenders’ offices and branches to send a powerful message alongside those shutting down their accounts.
We’ll start at Westpac, the bank that has sunk $4.7 billion into fossil fuels since committing to uphold the Paris Climate goals and the bank that is due to update its climate policy in just a couple months time. Then we will head to branches across the city, so that no matter what bank you are with, you can send a powerful message calling on them to stop lending to coal, oil and gas.
Now is the time for Westpac and all the big banks to listen to their customers and to the communities baring the brunt of the extreme weather fueled by the climate crisis.