Climate activists Extinction Rebellion smashed windows at HSBC’s Canary Wharf headquarters today.
“Despite HSBC’s pledge to shrink its carbon footprint to net zero by 2050, their current climate plan still allows the bank to finance coal power, and provides no basis to turn away clients or cancel contracts based on links to the fossil fuel industry,” Extinction Rebellion said in its statement.
“I shouldn’t be having to do this but I think we owe it to our children and grandchildren to act in whatever way we can,” said Susan Reid, a member of Extinction Rebellion, in a press release.
“I would like to enjoy my retirement with my grandchildren, but instead I have to spend it fighting for their future because banks like HSBC are happy to keep making money from fossil fuels no matter the risk.”
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