Right now, Lloyd’s of London is insuring climate wrecking coal mines, tar sands pipelines and power stations, across the world. Insurers can single-handedly stop fossil fuel projects, but have failed for decades to take action in the face of a climate emergency.
Lloyd’s accounts for 40% of the total global energy insurance premium and is a key influencer in the global insurance industry. Send Lloyd’s a message to act on the climate emergency, not act as the last refuge for climate wreckers to secure insurance!
Even in a year of lockdowns and restrictions, people across the world are standing up to Lloyd’s, and it’s working.
Leading the charge has been the #StopAdani movement in Australia. They have pushed most of Lloyd’s insurers to rule out insuring a coal mine that would open up the Galilee Basin and potentially more than double Australia’s current coal exports.
Adani's proposed coal mine is the most environmentally and socially contentious project in Australia's history, the object of years-long resistance from the Wangan and Jagalingou Traditional Owners and the broader community.
Just days after 750 people in the UK joined the Stop Adani movement by writing and calling Lloyd'd insurance companies, the extra pressure helped convince Brit to rule out insuring the Adani coal mine. Now the Stop Adani moment has asked us to pile the pressure on another key Lloyd's insurer - Hiscox.
Hiscox are rumoured to be sitting on an unreleased coal policy, that could see them stopping insuring all new coal mines. We want them to realise their policy ahead of the 3rd March, when they announce their annual profits.
Help #StopAdani get in touch with top Lloyd's insurer Hiscox now!
Welcome to the bottom of the barrel! If you have a risky, slow, expensive project, the big insurance companies won’t insure you alone. So you go to Lloyd’s. Lloyd’s is an insurance marketplace. Within the marketplace are lots of small insurance companies. When you bring your project to Lloyd’s, Lloyd’s goes to each of the small insurance companies, cobbling together the insurance that you need, spreading the risk of your project out.
There are only a few Lloyd’s insurers who have failed to rule out insuring Adani, such as Arch, Brit and Hiscox.
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We're looking for a new team member to work with us October 2020 - April/May 2021!
You'll play a key role in accelerating the end of coal-fired power in the UK, in a way that strengthens the environmental justice movement and centres communities on the front lines of extraction.
You'll have experience of sustained grassroots campaigning and/or community organising with or in support of communities and have a proven commitment to climate justice.
We can train you up in practical campaign skills, and we hope we can learn a lot from you as well.
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