About the Campaign
Insurance underpins the development of industrial society, and no highrise or factory could be built without it. The fossil fuel industry depends on insurance coverage for building and maintaining its coal mines, power plants and pipelines as well.
Climate change poses the most serious threat to our planet, and burning coal is its single most important cause. We need to immediately shift from fossil fuels towards clean energy sources, in order to avoid the worst impacts of runaway climate change.
Insurance companies have warned about climate risks since the 1970s, but continue to enable further coal projects through insurance coverage and investments. This must change. Our best insurance is to keep coal in the ground.
The Unfriend Coal network is a global coalition of NGO’s and social movements that is pressuring insurance companies to get out of the coal business and support the transition to clean energy. Comprised of some of the most effective corporate campaigning groups in the world, we will hold insurers to account for enabling further coal projects, and will expose corporate climate champions and villains to their customers and the broader public.