PROJECT ENTERS THE FUNDING PIPELINE : The countdown starts now! 120 days to
stop banks using YOUR money to pay for big oil.
BP has now formally asked for funding from the World Bank (IFC) and the European
Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) for its controversial new Caspian
oil pipeline (BVEJ newsletters passim). This means there are just 120 days
before their decision is made. The banks call this 120 days the public
consultation period so we all get a chance let them know what we think of the
The only thing which stands between Big Oil getting your money and setting a
precedent against funding these types of projects is YOU!
5 urgent steps to stop YOUR money going to BIG OIL:
1. Write letters to the potential funders: the European Bank for Reconstruction
and Development (EBRD) and International Finance Corporation (IFC).
Contact: Jean Lemierre, President, EBRD, One Exchange Square, London EC2A 2JN
and cc to
John Kerby, UK Executive Director at the same address. John Kerby can also be
emailed mailto: KerbyJ@ebrd.com
Also write to James Wolfensohn, President, World Bank, 1818 H Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20433 U.S.A.
2. Write to your MP (and persuade three of your mates to do the same). Request
that your MP send a letter of concern to Baroness Amos at the Department for
International Development (DFID). Also request a meeting with your MP this
needs to be a hot political issue! If just five people in every constituency
request a meeting, the pressure will really start to tell
Write to your MP at House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA.
To find out the name of your MP, go to
You can also Fax your MP
3. Bring public consultation to the institutions! Join in the days of action to
mark the months of the 120 day period:
Monday July 14th - Pipeline Protest at DFID. A section of pipeline covered
with thousands of protest letters will be presented to DFID. Meet outside
DFID's offices, Palace Street, London SW1. For info contact email@example.com or
call 020 75661673 also see
Monday August 11th, Oxford Rising Tide demonstration in London. For further
information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01865 241097 web:
Friday September 26th at midday - the Baku Ceyhan Campaign and People & Planet
will hold a demonstration at the EBRD, One Exchange Square, London EC2A 2JN.
Contact email@example.com or 01865 200550 or People & Planet on 01865 245678 for
4. We need to reach thousands of people to build a groundswell of public
opposition to this human rights and environmental disaster so please help
organise a public meeting in your area. Baku campaign can send speakers. Call
01865 200550 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
5. More info and to find out what more you can do: