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Stop bankrolling coal

August 2014

Since 2005, the UK’s high street banks have poured at least £12billion into coal mining. Much of this is ordinary people’s money. By financing this dirty industry, banks are complicit in pushing
people off their land and destroying communities around the world. Coal is extracted and exported for use elsewhere, while many of the affected communities are among the 1.3 billion people who have no access to electricity.

Join with WDM in calling for banks to get out of coal.

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Banking while Borneo burns

September 2013

The Republic of Indonesia, the world's fourth most populous country, is in the midst of a fossil fuel export boom. Until recently a member of OPEC and one of the world's biggest exporters of liquid natural gas, Indonesia has now become the world's biggest exporter of thermal coal, an industry centred in Kalimantan, the Indonesian part of the island of Borneo.

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Report: RBS’s true carbon emissions 2012

August 2013

An estimate of emissions resulting from energy loans made during 2012, illustrating the shortcomings of the existing reporting framework

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Power to the people?

November 2011

The La Mata and La Ventosa wind park in the state of Oaxaca is the World Bank’s flagship Clean Technology Fund (CTF) project in Mexico. The UK government has provided £385 million in capital to the CTF from its overseas aid budget, 14% of the CTF’s total funding.

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A Bank for the Future - Maximising public investment in a low-carbon economy

July 2010

This report, commissioned by WDM and PLATFORM and written by former PriceWaterhouse Coopers consultant James Leaton, shows how we could create 50,000 green jobs by transforming the publicly-owned Royal Bank of Scotland into a powerful Green Investment Bank.

WDM and PLATFORM have been campaigning against RBS's socially and environmentally disastrous investments, particularly their funding of destructive tar sands mining. But by following the recommendations of the report, the bank could become a force for social and environmental good.