This webinar pulls back the curtain on bank greenwashing, from their fossil fuel policies to their public statements. It also highlights inspiring actions that have successfully pushed banks to drop proposed fracked gas export projects in the Rio Grande Valley.
You can find part one of this webinar series here
Key takeaways include
- Big banks are accelerating the climate crisis through their funding for fossil fuels — but we’ve stopped them from funding particular projects before, and we can continue to push them to get out of fossil fuels entirely.
- There are a lot of ways that banks can greenwash their fossil fuel policies or climate reputations, which is why we’re all working to hold them accountable!
- From the Dakota Access Pipeline to the proposed LNG export terminals in South Texas, we’ve seen that pressuring banks is a great strategy to have in your toolbox.
Calls to Action:
- Tweet at the banks to say #StopRioGrandeLNG: tinyurl.com/noLNGtweet
- Tell JPMorgan Chase to #DefundFossilFuels: ran.org/climateaction
- Move your money and your city’s money from bad banks: mazaskatalks.org
- Follow Another Gulf is Possible, Carrizo/Comecrudo Tribe of Texas, and Save RGV from LNG for news and action opportunities around the fight against fracked gas terminals in the Rio Grande Valley.
- Follow Mazaska Talks, Last Real Indians, Gwich’in Steering Committee, and Indigenous Climate Action to keep up to date on Indigenous-led fossil finance fights.
- Tell Bank of America: Arctic drilling is bad business! tinyurl.com/arcticbofa
- Join the JPMorgan Chase campaign: bit.ly/chase-toolkit
- Email [email protected] if you’d like to get involved in fighting fossil fuel finance, but need help plugging in.
- Recordings of both webinars in this series
- Slide decks from Part 1 and Part 2
- Banking on Climate Change 2020 report and data
- Tool to break down which banks are funding which companies
- Analysis of big banks’ latest fossil policy moves
- Detailed scoring of financial institutions’ coal policies
- Info about hundreds of case studies and their financiers
These webinars were co-hosted by Stop the Money Pipeline, BankTrack, Indigenous Environmental Network, Mazaska Talks, Rainforest Action Network, Reclaim Finance, and the Sierra Club