Greta Thunberg joins Canary Wharf JP Morgan climate protest a day after Met Police charges
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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.
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.
Ms Thunberg’s appearance in east London comes just a day after she and 25 others were charged in connection with a protest held outside the Energy Intelligence Forum (EIF) earlier this week.
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.