climate call: Make firms come clean on dirty energy projects

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FROM THIS autumn, UK companies will be legally obliged to publish their carbon emissions. But there is a gaping hole in the new rules.

Banks and pension funds will have to report the climate impact of the lightbulbs in their offices, but they won’t have to say anything about the coal, oil and gas projects they finance worldwide.

Many of these dirty energy projects also ruin the lives of the local people.

The government must make the banks come clean on the emissions from the fossil fuel projects they finance so that we can push them to stop bankrolling climate change. After all, it’s our money they’re spending.

Habib Purves, Hill Top Mount, Leeds

St George's Crypt, Leeds

YEP Letters: July 20