Tomorrow night there will be an online rally calling on Lloyd’s of London to rule out insurance for Adani’s Carmichael coal project.
Organisers of the event say they are undeterred by the challenges presented by the COVID-19 global lock down – climate campaigners from across the globe will join forces at what is expected to be one of the biggest online rallies in Australia’s history.
Over 2500 people have registered to attend the online rally that will call on global insurance giant Lloyd’s of London to stop providing insurance cover for Adani’s Carmichael coal project.
Rally participants will take part in hundreds of social media, digital and direct actions targeting Lloyd’s insurance companies at risk of insuring Adani’s coal project. Live phone calls will be made by #StopAdani campaigners to key insurance companies who are yet to rule out insurance for Adani.
The Pacific Climate Warriors will co-host online
The Pacific Climate Warriors will co-host the online event, bringing their stories from the frontlines of the climate crisis in the Pacific to the Lloyd’s insurance companies who continue to back new coal projects fueling climate destruction.
Before the online rally, volunteers with the Insure our Future global campaign will gather outside the Lloyd’s underwriting building in London. They will present Lloyd’s with giant postcards on behalf of the concerned Stop Adani campaigners from Australia and the Pacific Islands. The postcards will be addressed to Lloyd’s CEO John Neal, calling on him to act on the science of climate change and stop insuring new coal projects like the Adani mine.
Lloyd’s profiting from climate destruction
Stop Adani campaign spokesperson Claudia Lang, says Lloyd’s of London is profiting from climate destruction by providing morally bankrupt companies like Adani with insurance. ‘Adani’s climate wrecking coal project is a reputational disaster for companies who associate with it, that’s why 24 major insurers have taken a stand and publicly ruled out insurance for Adani: Lloyd’s must follow their lead and stop insuring Adani.’
Inangaro Vakaafi, Pacific Climate Warriors Polynesian Council of Elders member, says Lloyd’s of London supporting destructive coal projects like Adani’s coal mine, is driving the climate crisis. ‘Mining and burning coal from Adani’s mega mine will wreck our chance to protect our Pacific homelands from climate impacts. We are people who are living the realities of climate change right now.
Pacific people will continue to fight
‘As Pacific people, we will continue to fight for our homes, our ways of life and our communities. We demand that Lloyd’s starts acting to protect the Pacific and show leadership in insurance marketing by ruling out insurance for Adani.’
Lindsay Keenan, Insure our future campaign spokesperson says that by providing Adani and other new coal projects with insurance, Lloyd’s and its insurers are complicit in turbo charging the disastrous impacts of climate change.
‘It’s time for Lloyd’s to stand on the right side of history and say no to insurance for all coal projects and yes to a safe climate.’
The online rally will begin tomorrow, Wednesday October 28 from 7pm to 8.15pm AEST
You can register here registered to attend the online rally .