Stand with frontline communities to STOP EACOP - workshop & solidarity rally
Monday 1 August
JOIN the resistance to EACOP - the East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline.
French oil giant Total and the China National Offshore Oil Corporation plan to build the longest heated oil pipeline in the world across Tanzania and Uganda – displacing communities, endangering wildlife and tipping the world closer to full-blown climate catastrophe.
Experts have been warning since at least 2011 that most of the world’s fossil fuel reserves could not be burned without causing catastrophic global heating. In 2015, a high-profile analysis found that to limit global temperature below 2C, half of known oil reserves and a third of gas had to stay in the ground, along with 80% of coal.
If built, EACOP would release 34 million metric tons of CO2 emissions per year at peak production and would allow Total to drill oil within Uganda’s oldest and largest national park and threaten one of the most ecologically diverse and wildlife-rich regions of the world. Nearly a third of the pipeline would run through the basin of Africa’s largest lake, Lake Victoria, that more than 40 million people depend on for water and food production. It will also force 100,000 people from their land and homes.
Fortunately Total and CNOOC can’t build the pipeline alone – they need support from investors, banks and insurance firms around the world. It’s our job to highlight the risks and make sure EACOP is starved of the corporate and political support it needs to move forward. So far 20 banks and 8 insurers have refused to support this devastating project.
Already, before construction has even begun, communities have experienced serious human rights violations related to the project. Human rights defenders, local community leaders and environmental activists in Uganda and Tanzania courageous enough to speak out against the project have faced threats, attacks and intimidation, including unlawful arrest.
WE MUST STOP IT! AND WE NEED YOUR HELP
Join our online rally to hear more about the project and the campaign to stop it.
At rally, you will hear from the following speakers:
Omar, #StopEACOP campaign coordinator
Isabelle, #InsureOurFuture campaigner & #StopEACOP insurance stream coordinator
Coleen, Campaigner at IDI & #StopEACOP insurance stream coordinator
<p>There will also be space for breakout discussion and action planning.</p><p>