Take part in our UK-wide day of action against Lloyd’s of London (no relation to Lloyds bank) and their marketplace insurers of fossil fuel projects on 17 May - the day many will be returning to their offices after lockdown. We need to let the Lloyd’s of London's marketplace know we’re aware of the critical role they and their insurers play in enabling risky climate-wrecking projects from the first day they return to their offices.
How do I get involved?
There are actions outside the offices of fossil fuel insurers all around the UK - check out what's happening near you and sign up to get more info!
What kind of action?
Anything you want - get creative! An old bedsheet and a bit of paint is all you need for a banner. And we'll post you fliers to hand out to insurance staff and the public so you don't have to remember all the facts (email us a postal address).
We've made a full action brief that's got lots more details, ideas, background, resources, and legal stuff in.
Can't get out on the streets, or there isn't an action happening near you?
Please help us make a big impact on social media. Check out our social media pack for sample messages to share before the action and on the day.
We’re demanding Lloyd’s of London insurers act now to rule out insuring the Adani (Carmichael) and West Cumbria coal mines, and fossil fuel projects more widely. Lloyd’s of London has so far only said they’re willing to rule out new insurance trades on Arctic exploration, thermal coal, and Canadian tar sands by the end of 2021…but allow the renewal of insurance of even these shameful practices until 2030. That’s an insult to the Paris Agreement and to all communities that will suffer the worst effects of climate change.
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