40 local organisations from Uganda, Tanzania, and the DRC have launched a petition to demand that Standard Bank and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporationto not finance the East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline. The pipeline is a threat to the employment status and livelihoods of tens of thousands of people, and will likely lead to rights violations for communities along its route, including from resettlement.
The petition, signed by over 24 000, was delivered to the Standard Bank head office in Rosebank, Johannesburg. It's now time to escalate the call and get Standard Bank and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation to publicly commit to not finance the EACOP project.
1. Sign the Petition
Let's not let-up the pressure. Now it's now time to escalate the call and get Standard Bank and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation to publicly commit to not finance the EACOP project.
Thanks for signing this petition. Now can you share the campaign on Twitter? See below.
2. Share on Twitter
Please help us share this important message far and wide - you can use the sample messages below to tweet:
If built, the EACOP will be the longest heated crude oil pipeline in the world with an expected large-scale displacement of communities and grave risks to protected environments in both #Uganda & #Tanzania. We can't let this happen:#StopEACOP#AfrikaVuka
The East African youth are concerned with the planned and ongoing oil projects Tilenga and EACOP, investments that are likely to compromise our future, our ecosystems, and our livelihoods. @StandardBankZA#BuildBackBetter after #covid19 and #StopEACOP
Local groups and communities in #DRC, #Uganda, and #Tanzania have expressed their concerns regarding the impact the project will have on their lives. I choose to stand with them! Will you? Please sign petition here:#stopEACOP#AfrikaVuka
The EACOP pipeline poses grave risks to protected environments, water sources and wetlands in both #Uganda and #Tanzania including Lake Victoria, Lake Albert and Murchison Falls National Park #stopEACOP#protectwetlands#AfrikaVuka@StandardBankZA
Experts are telling us that the world cannot absorb any new fossil fuel developments if we are to tackle the #climatecrisis. The emissions from burning the oil transported through the EACOP is estimated at 33 million tonnes of CO2 per year. #stopEACOP
Let us not take a page from big oil and coal-dependent countries who have lost huge biodiversity and ecosystem, let us preserve our beautiful #Africa and be sustainable in our development. #stopEACOP#AfrikaVuka#AVCaravan@StandardBankZA