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ACTION: British Science Museum's dirty coal money

The Adani Group wants to expand its coal operations by 800%. In Australia, they’re opening up one of the biggest untouched coal reserves on the planet, while expanding coal production in India and beyond. From Indonesia to Australia to India, Adani is under fire for land grabs and disregarding Indigenous rights. Sadly, this is the British Science Museum's new sponsor of the ‘Energy Revolution’ Gallery!

Leaders from indigenous communities in Australia, India and Indonesia, wrote to the museum to warn them that it's agreement with Adani is legitimising its “destructive coal expansion activities” and that “Indigenous communities in all these countries are experiencing land-grabs, repression, the destruction of sacred lands, pollution of air, land and water...”

In support of their letter, people gathered on the doorstep of the museum, with an advertising van playing a video message from the land defenders resisting Adani. Together with other groups, we are demanding the British Science Museum #DropAdani as a sponsor.

🗣 Add your voice by writing to the Science Museum now. Help us to convince them to drop Adani as a sponsor.

We heard leaders from the Hasdeo Forest under threat from Adani’s coal mining for a decade, Adivasi people who marched 300km to save their lands from an Adani coal mine in Chhattisgarh, Borneo on the doorstep of the massive Adani coal mine on Bunyu island, and Wangan and Jagalingou still fighting Adani’s destruction of their sacred territory.

👀 Want to hear their stories? Watch their film.

The man behind this all is Gautam Adani, the billionaire chairman and founder of the Adani Group. With a net worth estimated at US $74 billion, he is considered the second-richest man in India. One of our partners for the action, South Asia Solidarity Group have written about his rise to power and links with Narendra Modi:

"Narendra Modi became Chief Minister of Gujarat in 2001 using divisive Hindu nationalist rhetoric and a promise of modernity and development through neoliberal economic planning, working side by side with Gautam Adani and other powerful corporates. This period is marked, inevitably, by the State weakening labour power, fuelling xenophobia, fascism and violence, and exponentially rising inequality."

It’s abundantly clear, there’s no room for expansion of the fossil fuel industry. Over the last year with your support we have managed to convince insurers to no longer underwrite Adani's Australian mega mine. However, Adani is still looking to expand his corporate empire and is in desperate need of private finance. Sponsorship, one of the ways to clean the Adani brand and attract new finance and insurance.

ACTION: #StopAdani on Social Media Pile On

Adani's mines are supported by the UK's finance industry - providing insurance and funding for it's devastating coal mines in Australia, India and beyond. For the past year, Coal Action Network has supported calls for Lloyd's of London to stop insuring Adani. While many companies have pulled out, Lloyd's continue to refuse to rule out underwriting the Adani mine.

🗣 Can you to join us on Twitter and Facebook, to take on the institutions enabling climate breakdown?

Across India, Adani is facing intense opposition for its 800% coal expansion, land grabs, and pollution, including from the Indian tribal Adivasi people who are resisting coal projects which threaten ancestral lands in the Hasdeo forests.

Now, Adani is looking to greenwash its name through sponsorship of a new ‘Energy Revolution’ Gallery at the British Science Museum. This is a blatant attempt to trick the British public and gain further support from bankers and insurance executive. Adani is looking to expand its corporate empire and is in desperate need of private finance to do so. We can all be part of cutting that off.

We're looking for people to join us on Twitter and Facebook to combat the lies and demand UK institutions help #StopAdani instead of enabling climate breakdown. Across the world, people are standing up to Adani and their backers. By signing up, you'll get text messages from us with more information on how you can get involved with on social media.

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Lloyd’s failure to implement ESG policy is driven by its CEO John Neal

Meeting reveals Neal’s failure to understand the need to stop insuring fossil fuel expansion

On February 16, Insure Our Future network members challenged John Neal, CEO of Lloyd’s of London, on the insurer’s fossil fuel policies and actions in a long awaited, but ultimately very disappointing, on-the-record meeting at Lloyd’s Lime Street headquarters.

The meeting between Neal, Lindsay Keenan, European Coordinator of Insure Our Future, and Mia Watanabe, UK Campaigner at Market Forces, revealed major problems with how Lloyd’s, and in particular its CEO, is addressing the climate crisis. The meeting started with Neal accepting a letter with 137,400 signatures on behalf of SumOfUs, an Insure Our Future network member. The letter demanded Lloyd’s stop supporting new and expansionary coal, oil and gas projects, including the East African Crude Oil Pipeline, Trans Mountain pipeline, Adani Carmichael coal mine, and oil drilling by the Bahamas Petroleum Company.

In stark contrast to statements made by Lloyd’s Council Chairman, Bruce Carnegie Brown, and what is clearly written in Lloyd’s December 2020 ESG report, Neal stated that in his view Lloyd’s ESG policy was nothing more than a “‘provocative discussion document”.

Revealingly, Neal claimed that, following the publication of the report, he had been contacted and lobbied by regulators, corporations, and state and national officials from around the world who said they were against the ESG policy and concerned about its ambitions. He confirmed that Lloyd’s had subsequently informed its members the ESG commitments were non-mandatory guidelines.

Despite lending a sympathetic ear to industry stakeholders, Neal was unequivocal in stating that he did not see it as his role to meet with representatives of communities impacted by the fossil fuel projects that Lloyd’s insures or invests in.

While professing to respect climate science and the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) 2021 report, Neal appeared to not understand nor accept the report’s key finding that there are no new coal mines or oil and gas fields approved for development in a Net Zero by 2050 pathway. Under Neal, Lloyd’s has no plan to align its policies with the IEA findings.

“It is a serious problem that John Neal has not been well enough briefed, or is just personally sceptical, about climate science and the findings of the International Energy Agency. An ESG policy touted by Carnegie-Brown as a ‘plan for becoming a truly sustainable insurance market’ has, under John Neal, become nothing more than a ‘discussion document’ that syndicates can take or leave as they see fit. It is abundantly clear that John Neal prioritises profits at the cost of people and planet, and that under his leadership Lloyd’s policies fail to match its climate rhetoric,” said Lindsay Keenan, European Coordinator of Insure Our Future.

Neal further exposed his disregard for climate action by failing to make a clear commitment that Lloyd’s members would not insure the East African Crude Oil Pipeline and saying Lloyd’s has no current plans to adopt an exclusion policy for oil and gas expansion.

On the Adani Carmichael coal project in Australia, a source of significant controversy for Lloyd’s over the last two years, Neal said that “to the best of my knowledge” the project is no longer insured in the Lloyd’s market. While Neal encouraged syndicates not to underwrite Adani, he refused to give a clear commitment on its status inside Lloyd’s, both now and in the future.

“The #StopAdani campaign has done the work John Neal should have done, and convinced the vast majority of its insurers to commit to never insuring the disastrous Adani Carmichael thermal coal project. Now, Neal needs to come clean and officially clarify if the Lloyd’s market remains exposed to Adani, and make the promise to not insure the climate-wrecking project in the future. If Lloyd’s cannot take this basic step, then its ESG policies have failed their most simple test and Adani Carmichael will continue to be a stain on its reputation,” said Mia Watanabe, UK Campaigner at Market Forces

Lloyd’s stated commitment to transparency is contradicted by its actions. Neal said Lloyd’s expects its members to have robust net-zero ESG plans, but will not ask them to publish those policies. He confirmed that data on insured emissions will be collected at syndicate level, but published only as obscure market wide data. Neal tried to justify the lack of transparency by saying he didn’t want to put additional pressure on Lloyd’s members.

Neal stated many times in the meeting that UK competition law prevents him from mandating marketwide action. Previously, Lloyd’s excuse was that it didn’t have the power to require the implementation of its ESG policy, which was proved false by its own bylaws. Neal now points to competition law as the barrier preventing Lloyd’s from mandating its members stop insuring and investing in specific fossil fuel sectors.

Keenan added, “Neal has no intention of taking marketwide action and is using competition law as his latest excuse. However, it does raise a significant question that must be asked of the UK Competition and Markets Authority regarding whether there is any legal barrier to coordinated industry action to meet climate targets.”

The meeting concluded with Keenan’s challenge for Neal to invite Insure our Future members, climate scientists and impacted communities to meet with Lloyd’s Council and ESG committee, and for Neal to join him in a public debate to clarify and discuss Lloyd’s policies. Neal said he would consider each of these, and appeared to mean it.

Google Review Swarm - Stop Adani

Purpose of the action:

This action has two purposes. Firstly, it's about reaching people we wouldn't normally, informing them about the role insurers are playing in the climate-destroying Adani coal mine. Secondly, it's about delivering a blow to the public image of these companies by bringing their star ratings crashing down.

How to add a Google review:

In order to review somewhere on Google, you will need a Google account. It’s free and easy; Google has a support page on how to do so here, but get in touch if you’d like some extra help. 

  • Make sure you’re signed into your Google account before you leave your review.
  • Following one of the links on our location list at the bottom of this page will take you directly to one of the offices we’re targeting. There will be a panel on the left hand side that tells you information about the building, such as its opening hours, contact info, and photos. If you scroll down this, you will find the review summary.

  • From here, you simply click ‘Write a review’ and get going!
  • You can add a star rating to the location, as well as a text review. If you want, you can also add an image to your review to help it stand out
  • Tell each of these companies how you feel about them continuing to insure the climate-destroying Adani coal project. Members of the public can see this, so this is a great opportunity to spread the word, educate, and inform other people.  
  • Keep it personal - what are your thoughts and opinions, why do you think these companies should rule out underwriting the Adani coal mine. 
  • Remember, you can only review each location on Google once!
How to add a Google review:

Once you’ve finished your Google reviews, amplify them by sharing them - with friends, family, us, or on social media. 

  • You can share your own review, and like and share other people’s reviews using these buttons at the bottom of reviews. The more people who like and share these reviews, the more people will see them.

Targets:

Our main target for this action is the Lloyd's of London in London. It currently has a a 4.6 star rating, and 553 review - bringing this rating down isn't going to be easy. If you're going to only review one place - make it this one. If we all work together, we'll be able to see that rating start to get lower and lower.

As you can only add one review per location on Google, we've made a short list of other targets. Done with these and want to keep going? Find your own targets by going on different websites insurers who haven't ruled out underwriting Adani. Here, they'll list their offices in other cities.

Company
Branch
Google location
Current rating
Lloyd’s of London London https://goo.gl/maps/bNCQ7dPjwRu8nABA9 4.6 stars (553 reviews)
Lloyd’s of London Australia https://goo.gl/maps/s8C65NoLCi93VZ9QA 2.0 stars (4 reviews)
Hamilton London  https://goo.gl/maps/4woxhaZ3sMk9PoJ19 3.4 stars (5 reviews)
Hamilton Bermuda https://goo.gl/maps/1b7Q41tevPxrFYLv5 1.0 starts (1 review) 
Hamilton  Dublin https://goo.gl/maps/ieAatgtCLYvSDdVv5 No reviews 
Convex  London https://g.page/Convexin?share 5.0 stars (2 reviews)
Convex Bermuda  https://goo.gl/maps/eG2WcQ5d3yWUSya27 No reviews

Hamilton Power Hours - Phone calling guide

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UPDATE: Hamilton clearly felt the pressure from you - so much so that they sent us our first ever take-down notice, threatening legal action. Thanks for letting us know it worked Hamilton. 

If Hamilton wants to avoid more actions like this, they need to create a proper policy around their Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG).

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Purpose of the action:

This action is about having conversations with Hamilton staff. We are aiming to informing them, and respectfully call on them to take action. Every call reminds them that we care deeply about their actions, and that we won't stop till they opt out.

You can download the contact details of those we will be contacting here: [this is the link Hamilton was worried about].

Steps and tips:
  • First, check the timezone of the office you are calling.
  • Expect to get some voicemail messages, and use this as an opportunity to practice.
  • Don’t ask them to verify who they are. Instead, call them by their first name and say hello, e.g.‘Hello Pina’.
  • Let them know where you are calling from.
  • Give your short explanation for the call and end with an open-ended question that requires them to answer it.
  • Listen carefully and note down everything they say.
Talking points and conversation starters:

We've added these as suggestions of what you can bring up if you're feeling stuck, but they're by no means definitive or a strict checklist. Above all, it's important that you personalise the call. Add in your own knowledge and experience, your own reasons for opposing the Adani mine, and other climate-destroying projects.

  • Ask them when Hamilton’s ESG Policy will be completed, and whether it rule out insuring all fossil fuel projects.
  • Remind them that other companies have ruled out Adani without an ESG.
  • Show that Hamilton is out of step with its own industry. It's is now listed in the insurance press as one of a few avoiding making a commitment. 36 insurers, including many from the Lloyds marketplace, have ruled out Adani.
  • Raise the environmental issues. The mine will be the second biggest in the world, use a huge amount of water, and contribute to the destruction of habitats. This includes those inhabited by endangered animals.
  • Raise the governance issues. Adani Ports has maintained business ties with a sanctioned Myanmar military-owned company in breach of the UN Global Compact Principles.
  • Raise the social issues. Indigenous custodians (Wangan and Jagalingou Family Council) have been removed and are unable continue access to cultural practice. Further to this, cultural and spiritual sites have been destroyed, and cultural leader Adrian Burragubba has been bankrupt.

#StopAdani Power Hour

Recently, there has been so much progress, and many victories in the fight to stop the insurance of climate-destroying projects. Only last month, Lloyd’s of London insurer Ascot ruled out renewing their policy for the Adani coal mine once it expires in September after months of pressure. This shows us that the pressure is working. With Adani looking to renew its insurance soon, we need to make sure the last few insurers rule out insuring this mega mine.

At Coal Action Network, we’re determined to keep this momentum up. We’ve organised three Power Hours scheduled in the upcoming weeks, aiming to connect people within the movement, create a space for learning new skills, and take action that we know works. We’ll be targeting Hamilton, one of the last syndicates at Lloyd’s of London still willing to insure the coal mine.

If we’re going to win big and avoid climate breakdown, we need to learn from each other's experiences and knowledge. We’re excited to be joined at these Power Hours by Australian activists from the #StopAdani movement, who have a track record of successfully convincing insurance companies to rule out the Adani Carmichael project. Together, we’ll take action to pile the pressure onto Hamilton - let’s stop Adani in its tracks.

Learn more, and RSVP to one (or more!) of the Power Hours:

Lloyd's Feeling the Pressure over Coal

As they reopened after lockdown, Lloyd's of London and companies involved in their marketplace opened their offices to find local people demanding that they rule out insuring the West Cumbria and Adani coal mines immediately.

It was a great day with actions in 13 locations across the UK. This was the first time that the regional offices of insurance companies have faced coordinated action demanding action on climate change. We stood in solidarity with the communities campaigning gainst the Adani and West Cumbria coal mines.

Helen from Gateshead said: We all have a responsibility to care for our planet and that’s why we’re here today. To show that we need to say no to fossil fuels, to turn our backs on coal. And that’s why we’re calling on Lloyd’s of London to stop insuring all coal mines around the world now.

Zoe, a 50 year old Mum and small business owner from Warrington said “I took part in this local action to be part of giving a bigger national message to Lloyd’s of London, that in 2021 with the planet on fire, it is no longer OK to be insuring fossil fuel projects. Insurance seems such a dry and mundane thing, but when you realise it is crucial to any coal, oil or gas extraction going ahead, then you realise what power these people have. They can literally decide to turn off the emissions tap if they wished to! That means they hold the power of life or death – over many millions, if not billions of people, in the keystrokes of their keyboard, or the flurry of their pen. Imagine having that much potential to do the right thing – they could literally be the world’s greatest climate heros if they chose to be. What a legacy for them to leave their kids…”

 

Chris from Manchester said "We think that insurance companies , by the nature of their business about future risks,  have the resources and motivation to understand the practical implications of the climate emergency and the role fossil fuels play in causing and worsening that emergency. But we don't think they are being open about those risks. We need them to Tell the Truth and my being here demonstrating in Manchester, is part of holding them to account"

We got some great coverage in the insurance press with this journalist calling it how it is!

 

Thanks to everyone who took action on the campaign so far, we are pushing the insurance industry out of coal! This week Adani's biggest contractor revealed it couldn't find an insurance provider that would cover the project 💖

The action we are taking is making a massive difference to keeping the coal in the ground and protecting local communities from mining impacts.

A key to these massive victories has been keeping constant pressure up on the insurance industry. Help keep up the pressure by writing to Lloyd's, and it's 10 biggest insurers to demand they rule out the West Cumbria mine. If you've written before, keep on writing till they rule out the mine.

You can also spread the word by sharing this great video about Lloyd's on Facebook or Twitter

Thanks again for all your brilliant support,

Phone ARK to Stop Adani

Purpose of the action: This action is about having a conversation with staff members with the aim of connecting, informing, and respectfully calling on them to take action.

Phone call talking points:

  • Because of when we are calling them, you probably won’t get through. That’s ok! We will just leave them loads of messages in their voicemail.
  • Be polite and respectful.
  • Let them know where you are calling from.
  • Let them know about Adani’s coal mine in Australia and why you are concerned.
  • Ask them if they’ve heard about Adani’s coal mine.
  • Let them know that many Lloyd’s insurers have ruled out insuring Adani.
  • Let them know you are ringing to ask that Ark takes action for a safe climate by publicly ruling out providing insurance for Adani’s coal mine.
  • IMPORTANT: If you do get through to a staff member and they say ‘they aren’t involved’ or ‘they won’t be involved’ ask for them to send it to you in writing. Let them know your email address so they can send it to you.
Name Position Phone
Ian Beaton CEO +4420 3023 4001
David Foreman Non-Executive Chairman +44 203 023 4002
Peter McIntosh Director +44 203 023 4007
Neil Smith Director of Finance +44 203 023 4005
Paul Dawson Manager Director +44 203 023 4184
Neil Brothers Risk and Compliance Director +44 203 023 4020
Optional Extras
Katherine Henderson Senior Underwriter +44 203 023 4053
Matt Town Senior Underwriter +44 203 023 4115
+44 207 426 6136
Victoria Allen Senior Underwriter +44 203 023 4039
Charlie Boyd Senior Underwriter +44 203 023 4054

PHONE CALL REPORT BACK

To help us collect intel on how Ark are reacting, if you get through to someone at Ark, please email info@stopadani.com with info about what happened and what was said.

EXAMPLE SCRIPT 

(feel free to adapt, especially if you are leaving a message in the voicemail)

Hi there, am I speaking with [staff name]? [listen]

Hi [staff name], my name is [your name]. I’m calling from [where you are from]. I’m calling because I have some questions about Ark’s involvement with Adani’s Charmichael coal project in Australia. Do you know about this coal mine? [listen]

I’m really concerned about this coal mine because [your reasons].

We know there are Lloyd’s insurers working with Adani. We have reason to believe that Ark could be one of the insurers involved, as it hasn’t joined the growing list of other Lloyd’s insurers that have ruled out insuring Adani’s coal project.

I’m calling you, because as an Ark employee, your voice is powerful. We are calling on Ark to be a climate champion and rule out insuring this coal project. Is this something you would like to see Ark do? [listen]

We’re looking for a written statement along the lines of: “Ark will not provide insurance for Adani’s Carmichael coal mine, rail, or port.” Even if Ark is currently insuring Adani, we will take this as a commitment to not re-extend the insurance.

Would you be willing to raise this internally? [listen]

Thanks so much for taking the time to talk with me today. I really appreciate it.

[Ring off]

Stop Adani - Contact ARK on LinkedIn

Purpose of the action:

Send Ark Insurance’s management LinkedIn messages and get them to stop insuring the Adani coal mine.

How will it works:

If you have LinkedIn, log in. If you don’t have it, follow the process (at the end of this page) to set up a profile, and then come back here.

Step 1: click on one of the ARK staff’s LinkedIn profiles provided below. This will open their profile in a new window.

Name Position LinkedIn 
Nick Bonnar Chief Underwriting Officer LinkedIn profile
David Foreman Non-Executive Chairman LinkedIn profile
Neil Smith Director of Finance LinkedIn profile
Paul Dawson Manager Director LinkedIn profile
Optional Extras
Katherine Henderson Senior Underwriter LinkedIn profile
Matt Town Senior Underwriter LinkedIn profile
Victoria Allen Senior Underwriter LinkedIn profile
Charlie Boyd Senior Underwriter LinkedIn profile

 

Step 2: click on “connect” and then “add a note” to send them a message asking them to rule out insuring new coal and Adani.

Step 3: Type in your message. This will allow for a max. of 300 characters. Once you have finished typing, click on send.

Step 4: Done! Now send messages to as many other contacts as possible!

NOTE Instead of clicking on “connect”, you can also click on “message” the contacts. This will allow for longer messages, but messages can only be sent to max. 5 people per month from each account (depending on your payment plan).

 

Setting up a LinkedIn profile

Step 1: Head over to https://www.linkedin.com/signup/ and type in your email and chosen password. Then click on “agree & join”. You can also join with google.

Step 2: Type in your first name and surname, then click on “continue”.

Step 3: Do the security verification. Then fill in details about your location, and click on “next”.

Step  4: You’re done! Now go back to the beginning of the page and start messaging ARK employees.

West Cumbria Mine - Calendar Jam Lloyd's

Purpose of the action:

Send loads of calendar invites to insurance company directors and CEOs, to demand they rule out insurance for the West Cumbria coal mine. They will find all of these invites on their mail inbox next time they will open it. Annoying, right? 😉 But if they keep on ignoring our emails then we've got to find new ways to pressure them.

How will it work:

You can use Google Calendar or other calendar apps, such as Outlook calendar or Apple calendar. Our instruction in this how-to are just for Google Calendars, but it's a similar process for most apps.

If you don’t have an account set up with this ability, see the section at the end of this page which explains how to set up a Google account, and then come back here.

Step 1: Open google calendar, at https://calendar.google.com/calendar/u/0/r and sign in if you need to. It should look roughly like this:

Step 2: Select a weekly view for your calendar. You should be able to do it through the drop-down menu on the top-right of your page:

Step 3: Select timings for a meeting. Click on a time over the next week over which you want to set up the meeting. A pop-up window asking you to set up details for the meeting should appear:

Step 4: Add title to the event. This should be the message you want the CEOs to get, such as “Don’t insure the West Cumbria coal mine”. Find below some ideas, if you want to copy and paste them.

Step 5: Add guests to your event. You will need to copy and paste the CEOs emails (find them below) here. This will send an event reminder to their emails. Make sure the emails are separated by a comma (we have added it below). Then click on save.

 

CEOs emails (just copy and paste them, with the commas):

williamhillman@aegislimited.com, darren.powell@awac.com, james@aianalysts.com, alex.christians@anv.eu.com, jlye@qicglobal.com, david.ibeson@apollounderwriting.com, hsturgess@archinsurance.co.uk, david.monksfield@argentagroup.com, david.snowden@argogroupus.com, ian.beaton@arkunderwriting.com, andrew.brooks@ascotuw.com, jamie.lewis@aspen-re.com, j.tighe@asta-uk.com, Richard.Harries@atrium-uw.com, victoria.rodriguesdacosta@axiscapital.com, david.reeves@barbicaninsurance.com, sally.lake@beazley.com, brian.randall@britinsurance.com, Rachel.Sabbarton@canopius.com, CSIS.enquiries@capita.com, sean.mcgovern@axaxl.com, ed.lines@chaucerplc.com, evan.greenberg@chubb.com, Jalil.Rehman@cnahardy.com, jjames@sompo-intl.com, peter.bilsby@ers.com, tom.shelley@faraday.com, adrian.daws@hamiltongroup.com, Stephen.harris@hampden.co.uk, srivera@tmhcc.com, kate.markham@hiscox.com, alex.priestley@lancashiregroup.com, matthew.moore@libertyglobalgroup.com, csmelt@mapunderwriting.co.uk, paul.jenks@markelintl.com, Chris.Beazley@msamlin.com, jgrainger@munichre.com, timothy.ryan@thehartford.com, richard.oduntan@nephila.com, AHiggins@newlinegroup.com, bofarrell@premiareus.com, david.harries@uk.qbe.com, bmd@renre.com, david.pearson@rsml.co.uk, matthew.bartlett@sameacock.com, robert.harman@siriusgroup.com, James.johnson@starrcompanies.com, Paula.Storey@talbotuw.com, smcmurdo@scor.com, nick.hutton-penman@tokiomarinekiln.com, nrnjak@travelers.com, ablades@wrbunderwriting.com

Step 6: After clicking on save, google will ask you if you want to send invitation emails to Google Calendar guests. Click on “send”. You’re done!

Step 7: Create as many events as you can!

Title Ideas:

Reminder: Don’t insure the West Cumbria mine!

Reminder: Commit to never insure the West Cumbria mine!

Reminder: Stop insuring coal projects!

Announce policy, rule out insuring coking coal

Announce policy, rule out insuring the West Cumbria mine!

Reminder: Insure our future, not coal!

 

Setting up a google account

If you don’t have a google account, you will need to set one up to use the calendar function. Here is how.

Step 1: Head over to the ‘create your Google Account’ page and fill in your data, then click ‘next’.

Step 2: Fill in recovery details (optional), DOB and gender details in the next page, then click ‘next’.

Step 3: Choose what level of personalisation you want to set, then click on ‘next’. The express option will be faster, but will give you less control over what data google collects of you. You can change these settings later on too.

Step 4: Once you have finished personalising your account, you will be asked to agree to Google’s Privacy and Terms. Click on ‘I agree’.

Step 5: You’re done! Now click on the ‘calendar’ tool on the top right corner and start creating events 🙂