Dear [insert name here],
I am writing to you with regards to your potential involvement in the Woodhouse Colliery at Whitehaven, Cumbria, and other coking coal projects. I am one of many people concerned that West Cumbria Mining is seeking insurance for the mine via the Lloyd’s of London marketplace. Michaele Hawkins has informed me that she believes that the West Cumbria Mine is not currently insured through the Lloyd’s market. We would like [name of insurance company] to go one step further and commit to not ever insuring this new mine, and no other future coking coal mine.
Woodhouse Colliery will be the first new deep coal mine in the UK for 30 years. There has been strong opposition to the project on environmental grounds. The Woodhouse Colliery will result in huge CO2e emissions. We cannot open new coal mines and avoid catastrophic climate change. This mine will extract 2.78 million tonnes of coal per year and is not compatible with the Paris Agreement or the UK 6th Carbon Budget.
Following a push from community campaigners, Robert Jenrick Secretary of State has called a Public Inquiry to look more closely into the project. In September 2020 Robert Jenrick ruled out the Highthorn opencast coal mine citing its environmental and climate impacts. This shows how the issues raised by campaigners are not only of local relevance, but they are nationally and internationally relevant.
Further to this, coal is the biggest contributor to anthropogenic climate change. Climate change is affecting communities in the Global South first and hardest, despite they are not the ones who have caused the problem. In the Global North, is it communities of colour and working class communities that are on the frontlines of climate change. The climate crisis is a justice issue.
We believe you should not insure the Woodhouse Colliery and any new coking coal mines on the following grounds:
We hope you will be able to take a clear stance and rule out insuring the Woodhouse Colliery and any new coking coal mine.
Please could you confirm receipt of this email. I look forward to hearing your response.
Names and emails of the directors of insurance companies that have not ruled out insuring the West Cumbria mine:
|AEGIS Managing Agency Limited||William Hillman, Senior Vice President & Chief Underwriting Officerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Allied World Managing Agency Limited||Darren Powell, Active Underwriter,||email@example.com|
|Alpha Insurance Analysts Limited||James Sparrow, Managing Director and Analystfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|AmTrust Syndicates Limited||Alex Christians, Underwriting Directoremail@example.com|
|Antares Managing Agency Limited||Jim Lyle, Head of Energy & Terrorismfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Apollo Syndicate Management Limited||David Ibeson, CEOemail@example.com|
|Arch Underwriting at Lloyd's Ltd||Hugh Sturgess, CEOfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Argenta Private Capital Limited||see below||below|
|Argenta Syndicate Management Limited||David Monksfield, Chairman,||email@example.com|
|Argo Managing Agency Limited||David Snowden, SVP Group Communicationsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ark Syndicate Management Limited||Ian Beaton, CEOemail@example.com|
|Ascot Underwriting Limited||Andrew Brooks, CEOfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Aspen Managing Agency Limited||Jamie Lewis - Head of London Aspen Re, email@example.com +firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Asta Managing Agency Limited||Julian Tighe email@example.com CEO, Keith Nevett firstname.lastname@example.org Head of Business Developmentemail@example.com|
|Atrium Underwriters Limited||Richard Harries, CEO||Richard.Harries@atrium-uw.com|
|Axis Managing Agency Ltd||Victoria Rodrigues da Costa, Senior Underwriterfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Barbican Managing Agency||David Reeves, CEOemail@example.com|
|Beazley Furlonge Limited||Sally Lake, Group Finance Directorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Brit Syndicates Limited||Brian Randall, Energy Directoremail@example.com|
|Canopius Managing Agents Limited||Rachel Sabbarton, Head of Energy||Rachel.Sabbarton@canopius.com|
|Capita Managing Agency Limited||Simon Sykes, CEO||CSIS.firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Catlin Underwriting Agencies Limited (owned by AXA)||Sean McGovern, CEO at Lloydemail@example.com|
|Chaucer Syndicates Limited||Ed Lines, Active Underwriter, Syndicate 1084
Michael Dawson, Active Underwriter, Syndicate 1176
|Chubb Underwriting Agencies Limited||Evan G. Greenberg, CEOfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|CNA Hardy||Jalil Rehman, CEO||Jalil.Rehman@cnahardy.com|
|Endurance at Lloyd's Limited||Julian James, CEOemail@example.com|
|ERS Syndicate Management Limited||Peter Bilsby, CEOfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Faraday Underwriting Limited||Tom Shelley, CEOemail@example.com|
|Hamilton Managing Agency Limited||Adrian Daws, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Hampden Agencies Limited||Stephen Harris, CEO||Stephen.email@example.com|
|HCC Underwriting Agency Ltd||Susan Rivera, CEOfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Hiscox Syndicates Limited||Kate Markham, CEOemail@example.com|
|Lancashire Syndicates Limited||Alex Priestly, Head of Energyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Liberty Managing Agency Limited||Matthew Moore, Presidentemail@example.com|
|Managing Agency Partners Limited||Chris Smelt, EDfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Markel Syndicate Management Limited||Paul Jenks, EDemail@example.com|
|MS Amlin Underwriting Limited||Chris Beazley, CEO||Chris.Beazley@msamlin.com|
|Munich Re Syndicate Limited||James Grainger, Head of Energy & Aerospacefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Navigators Underwriting Agency Limited||Tim Ryan, Head of wholesale email@example.com|
|Nephila Syndicate Management Limited||Richard Oduntan, CEOfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Newline Underwriting Management Limited||Andrew Higgins, Senior Underwriter||AHiggins@newlinegroup.com|
|Premia Managing Agency Limited||Bill O'Farrell, CEOemail@example.com|
|QBE Underwriting Limited||David Harries - Director of Financial Marketfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|RenaissanceRe Syndicate Management Limited||Bryan Dalton, CUOemail@example.com|
|Riverstone Management Limited||David Pearson, Head of Delegated Authority & Client Managementfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|S.A. Meacock & Company Limited||Matthew Bartlett, CEOemail@example.com.|
|Sirius International Managing Agency Limited||Robert Harman, CEOfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Starr Managing Agents Limited||James Johnson, Head of Power||James.email@example.com|
|Talbot Underwriting Ltd||Chris Rash, CEO||Paula.Storey@talbotuw.com|
|The Channel Managing Agency Limited||Stuart McMurdofirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Tokio Marine Kiln Syndicates Limited||Nick Hutton-Penman, Deputy Group CEOemail@example.com|
|Travelers Syndicate Management Limited||Nick Rnjakfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|W.R.Berkley Syndicate Management Limited||Alastair Blades, CEOemail@example.com|
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