Greta Thunberg joins Canary Wharf JP Morgan climate protest a day after Met Police charges

JP Morgan employees were greeted with chants of "their profit, our loss" by those demonstrating outside the bank.
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Greta Thunberg joined climate activists outside JPMorgan’s Canary Wharf Office this morning to protest against the bank's funding of fossil fuel projects.

Employees were greeted with chants of “their profit, our loss” as the demonstration, led by Fossil Free London (FFL), criticised the inequality resulting from rising fuel and household bills.

According to a report on the involvement of the banking sector in the climate crisis, compiled by groups including Oil Change and BankTrack, JPMorgan is the biggest global funder of fossil fuels since the Paris Agreement was signed in 2015.

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg chants slogans in loud speaker as she sits in front of the entrance of the Bank JPMorgan in Canary Wharf. Credit: Daniel Leal/AFP via Getty Images.Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg chants slogans in loud speaker as she sits in front of the entrance of the Bank JPMorgan in Canary Wharf. Credit: Daniel Leal/AFP via Getty Images.
Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg chants slogans in loud speaker as she sits in front of the entrance of the Bank JPMorgan in Canary Wharf. Credit: Daniel Leal/AFP via Getty Images.

Karolina, an organiser with FFL, said: "London is one of the world's carbon capitals and JPMorgan consistently one of the worst offenders. 

“A net zero target for 2050 is meaningless if today you are pouring money into new dirty fossil fuels. Their profit is our loss. Their profits are being made on the back of a climate and cost of living crisis

“Polluters like JPMorgan must pay for the damage they are funding across the world, from the catastrophic floods we saw in Pakistan last year to the droughts and famine in Kenya and Ethiopia now.”

Today’s action follows a series of demonstrations planned by FFL, which also included activists yesterday (October 18) protesting outside 10 Lloyd’s of London offices to demand it rules out insuring two major fossil fuel schemes.