Go Clean ICBC
Day of Action

Tell ICBC: Don’t Bank on EACOP

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The Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) is holding its annual shareholders’ meeting on 23rd June 2022. Let’s take this opportunity to demand ICBC stop funding the planet’s breakdown and become a true partner in realizing a Just Transition.

Back in September 2021, China pledged it will no longer fund the construction of new coal projects overseas. This pledge is an important win for all of our communities fighting against coal projects. However, China’s pledge has a loophole that could allow backtracking on coal, and ICBC has remained silent in relation to our campaign demands. Moreso, the pledge doesn’t cover any damages to communities wrought by ICBC-financed coal plants that are in or about to enter into operation.

ICBC is also one of the key financial advisors to the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP). Communities in Uganda and Tanzania have been working to protect their health, land, and livelihoods from the EACOP and other oil projects, and having ICBC fund this dangerous project does not align with their sustainability claims.

ICBC’s global influence means that it can become the world’s climate leader in sustainable finance — and lead a human-centered transition from dirty coal energy and other fossil fuels to renewable energy sources for all.

Fueling the planet’s heating through financing fossil fuels is incompatible with a safe, equitable, and prosperous future for everyone. Take action now to ensure ICBC hears our demands loud and clear.

Take action: Share a selfie with your #GoCleanICBC message

We are collecting individual photo actions that will be shown in key locations online and on the ground to remind ICBC of our demands during its annual general meeting (AGM). Here’s how you can take part:

  1. Write your message to ICBC on a cardboard or any available material you can use to pen your demands, or download these demand cards and print them.
  2. Submit your selfie by posting on your social media accounts (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook) and use the hashtags #GoCleanICBC and #StopEACOP so we can track and include it in the upcoming actions.