Lloyd's of London Climate Memorial - #DefundClimateChaos Global Day of Action

Essential details

Join our creative actions on 29th October 2021 in either:

London

Time: From 0900 - 1100

Address: Lloyd's of London HQ, 1 Lime St, London, United Kingdom EC3M 7HA

Nearest tube station: Bank

Newcastle

Time: From 1500 - 1700

Address: Rotterdam House,116 Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom NE1 3DY

The action

Join us in either London or Newcastle for a memorial to bring to life the memories of every person harmed by the injustices of the climate crisis, as well as celebrate their fierce resistance to it.

In London this will be outside Lloyds of London, a company (not related to Lloyds bank) that profits from providing insurance to climate wrecking projects, without which they wouldn’t be able to go ahead. You’ll hear from Pacific Island Warriors, Silver Town Tunnel local campaigners, and others that are suffering climate change impacts and fighting climate wrecking projects.

In Newcastle, we will be outside the offices of Chubb, one of Lloyd of London's 'syndicates', who are also involved in the insurance of fossil fuel projects, such as the Adani coal mine. We will hear from campaigners opposing the opening of the West Cumbria coal mine, as well as from the Campaign to Protect Pont Valley, who will talk about resistance, loss, and what it means to live with a coal mine on their doorstep

You can sign up for the action now and receive updates, or just turn up on the day and follow us on Twitter or Facebook to stay up-to-date instead.

Anyone is welcome to bring their own memorial-themed materials to this action, and here’s a video on how to do that:

Background

The climate crisis is harming the poorest and least responsible of us first and worst. Five million people will die this year due to fossil fuels globally, only 40,000 of those in the UK. The blame for this falls squarely at the feet of governments, corporations and banks that continue to profit from death. As people globally face extreme and destructive weather, we will come together to demand care & repair with them.

The Lloyd’s of London insurance market, one of the world's largest insurers of fossil fuel projects. We want to shed light onto Lloyd’s of London's appalling environmental record, and the colonialist practices from which Lloyd’s grew. From the insurance of slave ships, to the insurance of climate-destroying projects that dispossess indigenous peoples of their land, Lloyd’s have blood on their hands.

See you on the streets!

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