Earlier today Greenpeace Canada activists blocked the entrance to a downtown Toronto bank tower. They suspended climbers from fifteen foot high tripods as part of a call for Canada’s big five banks to stop funding fossil fuels and to respect Indigenous rights.
As news spread of the latest militarized RCMP invasion of Wet’suwet’en territory and the arrests of peaceful protesters and even independent media, many partners in the RBC / Canadian fossil banks campaign decided to direct their attention and resources to help with coordination and amplification of efforts led by the land defenders.
Mark Carney’s GFANZ is a mile wide and an inch deep
Canadian Mark Carney leads the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ). It’s a collection of over 450 financial institutions around the world, working to “accelerate the transition to a net-zero global economy”.