Alex Scrivener

Alex Scrivener

Role

Policy manager

Biography

Alex is the policy officer at Global Justice Now.

Latest posts

The world: an issue missing from this election campaign


05 May 2015

The general election campaign so far has been a miserable and myopic affair, even by the already low standards set by previous contests. Go down an average street across the UK and you’d be hard pressed to tell there’s an election on at all. No posters, no rallies (gosh how terribly un-British that would be) and no politicians trying to get our vote.

End Coal! WDM joins new global campaign for an end to dirtiest fossil fuel

The battle against coal is heating up. From our very own Carbon Capital campaign to get the banks out of coal to the fossil fuel divestment movement being led by 350.org and People and Planet in the UK, more and more pressure is being brought to bear to end the coal industry.

UK banks prominent in new coal financers global hall of shame

For two years now, we have exposed the dirty fossil fuel secrets of the major UK banks. We’ve shown how big banks plough billions of pounds into coal, oil and gas, threatening dangerous climate change. We’ve also exposed the terrible things some of the big coal mining companies they fund are doing in the name of corporate profit.

RBS tell us that they’ve improved on coal. Are they right?

The UK’s biggest coal bank, the Royal Bank of Scotland Group has responded to WDM’s campaign for them to kick their addiction to financing companies engaged in coal mining and coal-fired power.

The response comes after over 2,700 WDM supporters emailed RBS chief executive Ross McEwan demanding that RBS pull out of coal.

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