Phone BNP Paribas and HSBC about Jaitapur, India

Contact the banks to stop the next Fukushima

Background - 5 May, 2011
Please phone your nearest head office of BNP Paribas and HSBC, to demand that they don't invest in an earthquake-zone nuclear plant in India. Though they are receiving thousands of protest emails already, every phone call can have a great impact.

We have a list of contacts at BNP Paribas and HSBC below, and some bullet points to get you started.

  • Ask to speak with the head person at that office. If that person is not available, ask if you can leave them a message.
  • Since the Fukushima nuclear disaster countries such as Germany and China have put moratoriums on nuclear expansion, but India and South Africa announced plans to further develop their nuclear energy programmes. The most worrying of these is situated in a place called Jaitapur in India. Which if completed will be the world's largest nuclear power facility.
  • Two of the world’s largest banks, HSBC and BNP Paribas, are part of a group of banks looking to invest in this project.
  • The proposed reactors would be built on a high risk earthquake zone on the coast - leaving it vulnerable to earthquakes and potential Tsunamis and flooding.
  • The project faces very strong local opposition, as it would have huge impacts on the local environment and economy, affecting more then 20.000 farmers and fisherman.
  • HSBC's climate investment update has show that nuclear power is considerably more expensive then renewable solutions, like wind power.
  • By removing nuclear power from their investment portfolios, these two banks can be leaders in the clean, safe energy future. We need them to only invest in renewable and energy efficiency technologies.
  • For those of you who are clients of the banks you can communicate that you do not want your savings to be used in financing dangerous nuclear projects like Jaitapur, you want your bank to support clean, safe and sustainable energy.
  • When you are finished you can ask the representative you are speaking to how they plan on passing on your comments and how you might expect to find out about a reply to your concerns.



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