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Tell Standard Bank: Drop EACOP!

If built, the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) would have disastrous consequences for local communities and wildlife in Uganda and Tanzania – and for the entire planet.

Tens of banks have ruled out financing EACOP, but Africa’s biggest bank – Standard Bank – is still backing it. Their money is critical in getting this pipeline up and running.

Earlier this year, they lost a major business relationship because they wouldn’t drop EACOP – the huge US PR firm, Edelman.

This shows that all the noise we’ve been making about the horrors of this pipeline is working. We’re making EACOP so toxic that its backers are losing business partners.


Help us put public pressure on Standard Bank, and join our social media storm calling on them to drop it.

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Take to Twitter

Expose them on Facebook

Call them out on Instagram

Share the shame on Linkedin

1. Take to Twitter

Tweet one or all three of these messages to Standard Bank. Just click the links below. . 

 

Tweet 1: EACOP's human rights violations

Tweet 2: EACOP goes against the Paris Agreement

Tweet 3: Look beyond corporate greed

2. Expose them on Facebook

  1. Go to Standard Bank’s Facebook page.
  2. Either post a message on their page or pick one of their recent posts (doesn’t matter which one) and leave a message in a comment.
  3. In the comment, say how angry you are that they are funding Total’s East African Crude Oil Pipeline, and ask them to stop and then mention any of the following:
    • Ask why they are still considering involvement in EACOP despite the human rights violations this project has been notorious for.
    • Ask why they are still financing fossil fuel projects when we’re in a climate crisis.
    • Tell them they need to look beyond corporate greed and profits and start supporting projects that will benefit the African people, rather than harmful and polluting projects, like EACOP.
    • Ask them to drop EACOP and other fossil fuel projects that will have disastrous impacts on people, nature and the climate, and tell them to finance community-led renewable energy instead.
    • Ask why they’re backing a project that risks poisoning the water supply of more than 40 million people in Uganda and Tanzania.
    • Make sure you use the hashtags: #FinancingHumanRightsViolations &
      #StopEACOP

3. Call them out on Instagram

  1. You have two options here. Go to Standard Bank’s Instagram page and pick one of their recent posts (doesn’t matter which one) and leave a message in a comment.
  2. Or create your own post using one of these images.
  3. In the comment, say how angry you are that they are still considering funding Total’s East African Crude Oil Pipeline and tell them to stop. Ask why they are still involved in EACOP despite the human rights violations this project has been notorious for. And ask why they are still financing fossil fuel projects when we’re in a climate crisis. 
  4. Make sure you use the hashtags: #FinancingHumanRightsViolations & #StopEACOP and tag @standardbanksa

4. Shame them on Linkedin

  1. Go to Standard Bank’s Linkedin Page.
  2. Pick one of their recent posts (doesn’t matter which one) and leave a message in a comment.
  3. In the comment, say how angry you are that they are still considering funding Total’s East African Crude Oil Pipeline, and ask them to stop and then mention any of the following:
    • Ask why they are still considering involvement in EACOP despite the human rights violations this project has been notorious for.
    • Ask why they are still financing fossil fuel projects when we’re in a climate crisis.
    • Tell them they need to look beyond corporate greed and profits and start supporting projects that will benefit the African people, and not harmful and polluting projects like EACOP.
    • Ask them to drop EACOP and other fossil fuel projects that will have disastrous impacts on people, nature, and the climate, and tell them to finance community-led renewable energy instead.
    • Make sure you use the hashtags: #FinancingHumanRightsViolations & #StopEACOP

 

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Sign up: Week of Action to Stop EACOP

People around the world are uniting in resistance to Total’s climate-wrecking East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP).

New backers are ready to support this devastating pipeline, despite opposition from local communities in Uganda and Tanzania. If we can show the global scale of resistance and solidarity with the fight against EACOP – we have a chance to stop it. 

Sign-up to take one quick online action a day for a week to #StopEACOP. Join the week of action now. 

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We’re throwing the weight of our global climate movement behind the fight to stop EACOP for a good reason. 

If built, EACOP will be the longest heated crude oil pipeline in the world. It will transport hundreds of thousands of barrels of oil a day from Uganda to the port of Tanga in Tanzania.

Total’s pipeline is a symbol of everything that is wrong with our broken energy system. It is displacing communities, threatening food and water supplies, and endangering wildlife. It will also pump millions of tons of CO2 pollution into our air, and put all our futures at risk.

In just a couple of weeks, the annual UN climate conference (COP27) will open in Egypt. World leaders and media will turn their attention to the climate crisis, after a year of devastating floods, droughts, and heatwaves.

It’s our chance to uplift the tireless local resistance to EACOP in Uganda and Tanzania. And a key moment to throw a global spotlight on EACOP and call on banks and insurers to pull their support.

When you sign up, for seven days (starting on Monday, 24 October) you’ll join thousands of others on a round-the-world tour of anti-EACOP resistance. 

We’ll send you one action to take per day. You’ll have the option to choose to get your daily prompt via email, or on Whatsapp or Signal straight to your phone. 

The international EACOP resistance is growing in power. Loudly, we’re calling for a clean, fair, safe, and 100% renewable future for all.

Help build this massive global movement against one of the world’s worst fossil fuel projects.

Make sure you sign-up for the Global Week of Action to Stop EACOP now.

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