Campaigners rally exterior Chubb workplace

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World supplier being requested to pledge to not insure controversial pipeline

Campaigners rally outside Chubb office


Terry Gangcuangco

A complete of twenty-two insurance coverage firms have already dedicated to not insuring the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP), and protesters (pictured) exterior Chubb’s Abbey Home workplace in Manchester final Friday have been urging the worldwide insurer to make the identical pledge.

Except for their placards and banner, the Cease EACOP campaigners additionally introduced with them recorded messages from those that could be affected by the deliberate pipeline in East Africa. They’re opposing the undertaking not solely due to EACOP’s contribution to local weather change but in addition attributable to its influence on wildlife and on native communities.

“EACOP is a local weather bomb undertaking fraught with perilous penalties together with, however not restricted to, placing at risk the livelihoods of forty million folks round Lake Victoria and placing at risk animal species in Queen Elizabeth nationwide park,” Cease EACOP Uganda’s Abduh Twaib Magambo stated in an emailed launch.

“These embrace elephants, zebras, giraffes, and lots of extra. The undertaking has additional gone an additional mile of placing folks’s lives at risk attributable to displacements and threats from state.”

In the meantime, Manchester-based activist Martin Porter commented: “The implications of local weather change are with us now, and it’s solely going to worsen. The seven hottest days of the final 100,000 years occurred this summer time leading to heatwaves and floods all over the world.

“Africa is the continent that has contributed least to local weather change, however it’s set to endure probably the most. Even the Worldwide Vitality Company has stated the age of fossil fuels is over. Persevering with with this pipeline is now insanity. We hope Chubb Insurance coverage agrees and can pledge to not insure it.”

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