the flagship Piccadilly Circus branch in London,
What do these places have in common? They all have Barclays branches that have been targeted by a storm of new protests on Barclay’s financing of fossil fuels. Leaving it impossible for Barclays to ignore and leaving them feeling the pressure.
Local protests matter. We know that things escalate with senior Barclays management when their branch staff are asking questions and raising their concerns across the country. Coal, oil, gas; it’s over and Barclays is finding it ever more difficult to dodge the difficult questions.
Barclays provided fossil fuel companies almost £91 billion between the end of 2015, when the Paris Climate Agreement was signed, and 2019. This makes them the 7th worst fossil bank in the world and the worst in Europe for their financing of fossil fuels and these protests are doing a great job at making sure the public know just that.