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Climate protesters rework Spice Girls song to disrupt Barclays AGM

Barclays’ annual general meeting was disrupted by climate activists deploying Shakespeare-inspired quotes and reworked lyrics of a Spice Girls hit to condemn the bank’s role as one of Europe’s largest funders of fossil fuels.

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Extinction Rebellion blocks junction in London’s West End in latest protest

Environmentalist protesters have blocked another main junction in London's West End, calling for "crisis talks" over global warming on the second day of Extinction Rebellion's latest campaign of protest.

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Barclays offers vote on climate progress as activist heat rises

Barclays will offer investors an advisory vote on its climate policy at next year's annual shareholder meeting, the bank's chairman said, after pressure from investors and activists to become greener.
Big banks’ trillion-dollar finance for fossil fuels ‘shocking’, says report

Big banks’ trillion-dollar finance for fossil fuels ‘shocking’, says report

Coal, oil and gas firms have received $3.8tn in finance since the Paris climate deal in 2015.

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Barclays to reject most financing for Arctic drilling
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Barclays to reject most financing for Arctic drilling

U.K.-based international bank Barclays will likely reject opportunities to finance oil and gas drilling in the Arctic as well as other climate change threats, according to a new policy it announced Monday.
Barclays on wrong side of history with climate policy, says Greenpeace

Barclays on wrong side of history with climate policy, says Greenpeace

Environmental activists have accused Barclays of being on the "wrong side of history" after publishing an "underwhelming" climate policy document that fails to rule out funding for tar sands projects.

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Molly Scott Cato: Banishing fossil fuel sponsorship of the arts makes clear economic sense

Molly Scott Cato: Banishing fossil fuel sponsorship of the arts makes clear economic sense

In imagining alternative worlds, artists can lead the way on climate change.

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