Barclays is a major investor in fossil fuel infrastructure across the globe it's time for them to halt their support for the fossil fuel industry before they crash the climate or the economy. Students in the network decided they would build a movement that will get unis to break ties with Barclays, build a mass boycott, end sponsorship deals and show Barclays up for the climate criminal that they are.
At the Barclays Annual General Meeting (AGM), the Chairman John McFarlane told shareholders that the bank would be withdrawing their financing of fracking company Third Energy - licensed to frack in Ryedale, North Yorkshire. Barclays owned a 97% controlling stakes in Third Energy. This was a huge victory for the anti-fracking and climate justice movement in the UK, showing the power of organising and building coalitions in our local communities.
Go Green Week 2018
For Go Green Week 2018, People & Planet are supporting students across the UK to escalate the movement for climate justice.
We’re demanding that banks stop financing fossil fuel extraction which drives the climate crisis and global human rights abuses. Launched in September 2017, students are demanding that Barclays – the dirtiest UK high-street bank - to ditch all fossil fuel finance.