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daniel gilbert favorited Piet Wostyn's blog post Some thoughts about coal, climate and the role of private (financial) sector!
Jul 7
Piet Wostyn favorited Johnny West's blog post Where are your country's oil projects on the "Climate Change Supply Curve"?
Jul 6
Antipas Massawe commented on Piet Wostyn's blog post 'Some thoughts about coal, climate and the role of private (financial) sector!'
"Hi Piet! The clarification I promised follows below: My view is that Banks should be allowed to continue financing the provision of our growing power needs through the fossil fuel sources intensifying global warming due to the following…"
Jun 29
Piet Wostyn commented on Piet Wostyn's blog post 'Some thoughts about coal, climate and the role of private (financial) sector!'
"Hi Antipas, thanks in advance! looking forward :-)"
Jun 29
Antipas Massawe commented on Piet Wostyn's blog post 'Some thoughts about coal, climate and the role of private (financial) sector!'
"Hi Piet! Sorry, Next time I will remember to avoid my bad writing habit. I will not put in one long sentence any more. Would clarify soon when get free from what I’m on right now."
Jun 29
Piet Wostyn commented on Piet Wostyn's blog post 'Some thoughts about coal, climate and the role of private (financial) sector!'
"hi Antipas, thanks for your comment. could you please be so kind to re-write your one sentence into a dozen or so? it doesn't read so easy and like that your message is hidden between all comma's... :-)  Don't take this…"
Jun 29
Antipas Massawe commented on Piet Wostyn's blog post 'Some thoughts about coal, climate and the role of private (financial) sector!'
"Considering that banks wouldn’t continue spending available finances in the provision of growing global power needs through the global warming fossil fuels when the available finances could already finance provision of the same through other…"
Jun 28
Piet Wostyn favorited Environmental Governance Program's discussion New members, introduce yourselves here!
Jun 28
Piet Wostyn commented on Perrine Toledano's blog post 'About the critical role of Oil and Gas companies in achieving SDG and Paris'
"Hi Perrine, thanks for referring to your briefing note. It was with interest that I browsed through the document. Allow me to share some of my comments - basically, I believe we should be more ambitious and more consciously choose the path of…"
Jun 27
Piet Wostyn favorited Piet Wostyn's blog post Some thoughts about coal, climate and the role of private (financial) sector!
Jun 27
Environmental Governance Program favorited Piet Wostyn's blog post Some thoughts about coal, climate and the role of private (financial) sector!
Jun 26
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Some thoughts about coal, climate and the role of private (financial) sector!

The world’s biggest banks are continuing to fuel climate change through the financing of extreme fossil fuels (Banktrack, 2017). The funding provided by banks for extreme fossil fuels (like tar sands, Arctic and ultra-deep offshore oil), coal mining and coal power remains worrying, despite a steep decline in 2016. Coal mining: While many U.S. and European banks have begun to put policies in place to curb financing for coal mining, in the last three years major banks have financed it to the tune…See More
Jun 26
Piet Wostyn favorited Joseph F. Kirschke's blog post Chile’s Copper Mines: An Investment Hard-Wired for Climate Resilience?
Jun 26
Piet Wostyn commented on Environmental Governance Program's group 'Environmental Governance of the Mining Sector'
"Hi colleagues, I just published a short blog commenting on the role of the financial sector at the occasion of the Banktrack 2017 Fossil Fuel Finance Report Card: "Banking on Climate Change". Looking forward to read your comments!…"
Jun 26
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Some thoughts about coal, climate and the role of private (financial) sector!

The world’s biggest banks are continuing to fuel climate change through the financing of extreme fossil fuels (Banktrack, 2017). The funding provided by banks for extreme fossil fuels (like tar sands, Arctic and ultra-deep offshore oil), coal mining and coal power remains worrying, despite a steep decline in 2016. Coal mining: While many U.S. and European banks have begun to put policies in place to curb financing for coal mining, in the last three years major banks have financed it to the tune…See More
Jun 26
Denisse Roman and Piet Wostyn are now friends
Jun 9

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Project manager
About My Work
Project manager working on issues like Enhanced Landfill Mining (ELFM)
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governance and anti-corruption, geology, environment, social accountability, human rights, redistribution and sustainable development
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Some thoughts about coal, climate and the role of private (financial) sector!

Posted on June 26, 2017 at 17:40 5 Comments

The world’s biggest banks are continuing to fuel climate change through the financing of extreme fossil fuels (Banktrack, 2017). The funding provided by banks for extreme fossil fuels (like tar sands, Arctic and ultra-deep offshore oil), coal mining and coal power remains worrying, despite a steep decline in 2016.

 

Coal mining: While many U.S. and European banks have begun to put policies in place to curb financing for coal mining, in the last three years major…

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