Leaders of the richest nations met in the UK last weekend, and high on the agenda was the climate crisis. So it was the perfect time to spotlight the role banks are playing in making our planet hotter.
The message was beamed loud and clear as a set of stunning projections near the summit venue in Cornwall. It was recently revealed that UK banks and financial companies are responsible for more emissions than most countries, so action to curb loans, investments and underwriting in fossil fuel companies is needed more than ever.
There was some movement from the G7 leaders on climate change, but nowhere near enough, and nothing on one of the key engines behind the crisis – the banks and finance giants pouring billions into oil, coal and gas every year.
But pressure is going to build and build in the run-up to COP26, where finance is set to be the major issue.