EDITORIAL: Standard Bank climate activists shop for transparency
Bank urged to prepare a report on its exposure to climate change risks in its lending, financing and investment activities
Climate change protests that have closed off parts of London in the past week, with hundreds of arrests, may have dominated the headlines as far as climate change is concerned. For that reason, it would have been easy to miss an important article published in the UK Guardian newspaper last week, highlighting the need to act now against the “human and financial costs of climate change are having a devastating effect on our collective well-being.” It cited events from heatwaves in North America to droughts in Africa as examples of why this is an emergency now, despite the tendency to speak of climate change as some event in the distant future with little relevance for our current well-being.
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