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Tuesday, 14 November 2017

GreenPeace: ING Bank on the hook for not reporting climate pollution

ING Bank on the hook for not reporting climate pollution
Amsterdam, 14 November 2017 - Today, a climate complaint against ING filed by Greenpeace Netherlands, Oxfam, BankTrack and Milieudefensie for violating OECD guidelines, was accepted by a Dutch representative of the OECD. [1] [2] The Dutch bank will be investigated by the Dutch National Contact Point (NCP) for having no plan to report on and reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emissions from its financing. This is the first time a NCP has accepted a complaint on the basis of a threat to the climate. This could open up a new avenue for holding businesses accountable for their carbon footprint and climate impacts. Kim Schoppink, a campaigner with Greenpeace Netherlands, said: "No...
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