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Open pit coal mines are responsible for vast destruction and forced displacements of whole communities in the developing world. Coal is also a major contributor to climate change.
The problems are exacerbated by the UK financial sector which is funding a coal boom in the global south with investments worth billions of pounds.
The UK government has already announced that it will stop UK aid money from funding coal-fired power stations, apart from in rare circumstances. That is a big step in the right direction, but if we want to stop coal finance, we need to look at the billions of pounds UK banks are investing in coal across the world.
There is an urgent need for tougher regulation on coal finance if we want to stop the on-going devastation of communities and the planet. Please join our call for regulation by emailing Ed Davey, secretary of state for Energy and Climate Change, and Justine Greening, secretary of state for International Development.
Take action: sign the petition.