The banks must come clean

From this autumn, UK companies will be legally obliged to publish their carbon emissions.

Due to a gaping hole in the new rules, banks and pension funds will have to report the climate impact of the light bulbs in their offices, but they won’t have to say anything about the coal, oil and gas projects they finance worldwide.

As this is what is driving us towards climate disaster by such institutions providing large sums of money for fossil fuel extraction, this is absurd!

Many of these dirty energy projects also ruin the lives of the local people who have to live with the effects of huge open-pit coal mines, or spills from oil drilling.

The government must make the banks come clean on the emissions from the fossil fuel projects they finance, so that we can push them to stop bankrolling climate change. After all, it’s our money they’re spending.

DAVID BAKER,

Mill Gap Road.