Lloyd’s of London is insuring projects that are causing unprecedented destruction to people and planet: from the pristine Caribbean waters of the Bahamas, to the sacred lands surrounding the Adani coal mine in Australia, the tar sands Trans Mountain pipeline in Canada on Indigenous lands, and the displacement of thousands of families to build a pipeline cutting through Africa’s largest lake. But together, we can stop them.
Public pressure is mounting and people’s mobilisation is working. Thanks to hundreds of thousands of front line activists and Ekō members , and our powerful global coalition, Insure Our Future, last year we revealed Lloyd's of London greenwashing to the world and finally got Lloyd’s to publish ESG Guidelines – exposing their lies and unwillingness to act. Since the beginning of our campaign, we have been successfully stopping dozens of Lloyd's syndicates, pushing them to drop these reckless projects and publish fossil fuel exclusion policies.
We need to keep applying pressure and show Lloyd’s of London we are not backing down. Help us call on Lloyd’s to make clear commitments to:
Cut ties with all new expansionary coal, oil and gas projects, especially those that risk exploiting vulnerable communities, such as the East African Crude Oil Pipeline.
Withdraw from insuring the following projects: the Trans Mountain tar sands pipeline in Canada; the Adani Carmichael coal mine in Australia; and the exploratory oil drilling by the Bahamas Petroleum Company
Call on Lloyd’s to make clear commitments to cut ties with destructive fossil fuel projects.
Eight years after the signing of the Paris Agreement, we are still on a trajectory of more than 3°C of global warming. Extreme weather events are becoming ever more frequent and serious, and every fraction of a degree above the 1.5°C threshold poses unprecedented risks to humanity and biodiversity. Lloyd’s of London is fueling this chaos.
Join the hundreds of thousands of people and frontline defenders around the world asking Lloyd’s of London to take responsibility for its insurers, end market-wide support for the most controversial fossil fuel projects and align itself immediately with a 1.5C trajectory.
We believe Lloyd’s of London can play a key role in taking climate action within the insurance industry. As an insurance leader, they can critically influence which fossil fuel projects and companies get insurance, and therefore which can go ahead and which can not. This is a great superpower. And with great power comes great responsibility.
Tell Lloyd’s now: put people and the planet before profit, and end your support for fossil fuels.
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