Cancel the Debt Campaign Update
This year, over 20,000 of you have urged the UK Chancellor and world leaders to cancel the debt for the world’s poorest countries. Campaigners across the country held virtual lobbies with MPs, and 140 Christian leaders wrote publicly to the World Bank and IMF in support of debt relief. The G20 has now decided to extend the debt ‘suspension’, agreed in April, for another six months to help vulnerable countries deal with the coronavirus pandemic. It’s a start, but there’s still more to do.
HSBC close loophole in Big Shift campaign victory
A few days after their highly secretive AGM on 24 April 2020, HSBC responded to the many questions they received from shareholders. Buried in this list of responses was a low-key announcement that they had closed a loophole in their coal prohibition policy – a loophole which was the focus of our Big Shift campaign throughout the past few years.
British church leaders – and 57,000 people – urge Prime Minister to set 75% emissions cut by 2030
In December 2020, church leaders representing the main strands of the Protestant church in Britain wrote to Boris Johnson calling on him to pledge to cut UK emissions by at least 75%, from 1990 levels, by 2030 when he submits the country’s first climate plan under the Paris Agreement.