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Waiting in vain for Thiam

More transparency, and environmental friendliness: These demands, the Swiss climate strike movement in two open letters to Swiss financial institutions and to Parliament. Two months ago, the activists have launched an online collection of signatures for the letters, 10’700 people have signed it since then, and there are constantly more.

Today, Tuesday, at 11 o'clock, the letters should be handed in on the Paradeplatz in Zurich, the Executive Board of Credit Suisse, on behalf of the Swiss banks. The letter was addressed to CS-in-chief Tidjane Cheick Thiam and Urs Rohner, Chairman of the Board of the Bank. A dozen activists hoped, however, in vain, to present their claims in person.


remain, Credit Suisse had already aligning in the run-up, you will not receive the letter. To avoid further blockage of the main building – in July, some 70 environmental activists blocked the entrances to the Bank were the security people on the ground.

you don't had to intervene. The action was peaceful. "We want to remain ready to talk, and no illegal actions," says the 22-year-old climate activist, Stephanie Wyss. With their performance, the protesters can ensure, in the case of the passers-by for attention, and some of them in conversation their attitude to convey.

receivable from Paris climate agreement

The climate on strike to support their demand for climate-friendly and transparent financial the banks of rivers article 2c of the Paris climate agreement. This requires, Finanzflüsser would have to be brought in line "with a path to deep greenhouse gas emissions and climate resilient development". Therefore, the policy has a duty, because there is currently no clear regulations and Standards in relation to sustainable investment and financing in Switzerland.

Specifically, to decrease the direct and especially the indirect greenhouse gas emissions of the Swiss financial centre by 2030 to zero. Therefore, should flow from now on, no new investments and loans to projects or companies that are in the fossil energies. In addition, the investments already made are to be returned and in such a way that the resulting greenhouse gas emissions are reduced between January 2020 and January 2024 to a minimum of 13 percent per year and then to at least 8 percent per year, as the climate activists write.

Black and green

financial institutions that can demonstrate credibly to pursue this goal, will be led by climate strike in Switzerland on a black list. Those who profess publicly to the claims, get a place on the green list. On 1. March 2020 wants to publish the organization of these lists, "so that anyone can follow at your Bank or insurance choice in mind".

Created: 26.11.2019, 11:04 PM

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