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Whitehaven Coal’s business is built on coal demand projections that would see the world breach international goals to limit global warming and would fuel catastrophic climate change. 

Now it’s been revealed that an international bank that claims it is committed to the goal of reaching net-zero emissions by 2050, is organising finance for the company, just as Whitehaven needs to raise $2 billion to fund three big new coal projects in Australia. 

We’re getting on the phone to tell Deutsche Bank not to help bankroll Whitehaven Coal. 

Here is the number to call: 02 8258 1234

Here are some things you might like to say: 

  • Whitehaven Coal plans to expand the Narrabri Underground coal mine, and build the Vickery and Winchester South mines, which together would produce more than a billion tonnes of greenhouse gases. 
  • Whitehaven Coal has a terrible environmental record. They have recently been found guilty of stealing water from parched inland rivers, they have emptied rural farming communities, cleared an irreplaceable forest and are ignoring the threat climate change poses to all Australians.
  • Any expansion of the coal industry is incompatible with the climate goals of the Paris Agreement and with the International Energy Agency’s net-zero by 2050 modelling, which sees “no new coal mines or mine extensions” from this year onward. 
  • A Federal Court judge recently decided that building Whitehaven's Vickery Coal project would cause real harm to children, due to the climate change impacts that would result.
  • Deutsche Bank organising financial support for Whitehaven Coal is not consistent with your company’s climate change policy. 
  • Deutsche Bank must now provide a clear commitment that it will take no further part in arranging finance for Whitehaven.  Ask them to take your contact details and get back to you with a response.

Calling is the best way to get your message to the Australian branch of the bank, but if you can't get through on the phone, you can send an email to [email protected]

Tweet this! Hey @DeutscheBank you can’t have a climate policy of net zero by 2050 AND arrange funding for Whitehaven Coal #windupWhitehaven #COP26


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Keep your comment polite, personalised and to the point. The bank will be more likely to listen to us if we’re respectful and clear in our ask. Make sure you ask Deutsche Bank to take no further part in arranging finance for Whitehaven Coal. 

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EPA finds tyres dumped illegally by Whitehaven, August 2021

35 calls

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Recent Callers:

. Jennifer Burger-MedwayJennifer . Carolyn HadlowCarolyn . Stephen SpencerStephen . Brian BarnesBrian . Emmanuel FardoulisEmmanuel . David MarshallDavid . David McMasterDavid . Ian WernerIan . Alan HaywardAlan . Elisabeth MortimerElisabeth . Ian PershouseIan . Judy Hardy-HoldenJudy . mary watsonmary . Diane BosDiane . Margaret FielderMargaret . Martina MeyerMartina . Sarah BuckleySarah . david rowlandsdavid . Trish LaneTrish . Bev LukinBev


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  • Jennifer Burger-Medway
    signed 2021-12-13 13:37:24 +1100
  • Carolyn Hadlow
    signed 2021-12-12 20:36:02 +1100
    It’s time to stop financing coal mines
  • Stephen Spencer
    signed 2021-12-09 09:50:35 +1100
    My call was received politely and my message (as detailed in your talking points, but in my own words) was taken down verbatim, and I was told it would be passed on to someone there appropriate.
  • Brian Barnes
    signed 2021-12-07 19:18:29 +1100
    Don’t fund Whitehaven and it’s climate damaging mines
  • Emmanuel Fardoulis
    signed 2021-12-07 18:17:18 +1100
    Deutsche bank destroy your own country and get out of Australia, pollute your own home not someone else’s, we don’t want you here, I value my help and that of the environment, the wildlife and our indigenous populations and their Sacred lands.
  • David Marshall
    signed 2021-12-07 17:05:56 +1100
    I called Deutsche Bank & spoke with Teresa as the first contact.

    Teresa typed up ALL of my comments regarding Whitehaven’s appalling history of Environmental Destruction & Illegal Water Theft.

    This lady was very helpful & repeated back to me my lengthy statement(s).

    I gave my email address so that Deutsche Bank can reply.


    Sincerely,

    David Marshall

    Maryville. NSW. 2293
  • David McMaster
    signed 2021-12-07 16:57:58 +1100
    Whitehaven Coal plans to expand the Narrabri Underground coal mine, and build the Vickery and Winchester South mines, which together would produce more than a billion tonnes of greenhouse gases.

    Whitehaven Coal has a terrible environmental record. They have recently been found guilty of stealing water from parched inland rivers, they have emptied rural farming communities, cleared an irreplaceable forest and are ignoring the threat climate change poses to all Australians.

    Any expansion of the coal industry is incompatible with the climate goals of the Paris Agreement and with the International Energy Agency’s net-zero by 2050 modelling, which sees “no new coal mines or mine extensions” from this year onward.

    A Federal Court judge recently decided that building Whitehaven’s Vickery Coal project would cause real harm to children, due to the climate change impacts that would result.

    Deutsche Bank organising financial support for Whitehaven Coal is not consistent with your company’s climate change policy.

    Deutsche Bank must now provide a clear commitment that it will take no further part in arranging finance for Whitehaven. Ask them to take your contact details and get back to you with a response.
  • Ian Werner
    signed 2021-12-07 16:13:59 +1100
  • Alan Hayward
    signed 2021-12-07 15:51:23 +1100
    Very polite. Recorded my comments then read them back to me to make sure they were correct. Your points were good guide. Thanks
  • Elisabeth Mortimer
    signed 2021-12-07 15:26:33 +1100
    I chatted to a friendly lady and put forward my concerns, “we will not surrender”
  • Ian Pershouse
    signed 2021-10-11 14:44:33 +1100
    Stopped being so dam selfish and greedy people about your own grandchild
  • Judy Hardy-Holden
    signed 2021-10-11 14:20:01 +1100
    I tried again today on the number you have given, and i waited 6.+ minutes listening to the recording!!! Strange??? I don’t think I will try again.
  • mary watson
    signed 2021-10-08 11:25:11 +1100
    I spoke to reception at Deutsche Bank who took down all of the details of my concerns re Whitehaven Coal , my mobile phone and email and said she would have someone contact me
  • Diane Bos
    signed 2021-10-08 10:17:51 +1100
    I phoned DB and spoke to the admin person. She took all my details, (name, phone and email) and took an extensive message from me, in the process of developing/sending an email with my concerns to whoever in the company deals with such matters. I was somewhat taken aback by, but was very happy with, the effort to which she went to capture my major points. Hope it was useful.
  • Margaret Fielder
    signed 2021-10-07 19:24:28 +1100
    I phoned the bank number and listened to a recorded message for about half an hour with long silences between the woman’s voice and eventually a phone call cut me off. It felt like they just wanted me to go away.
  • Martina Meyer
    signed 2021-10-07 18:03:47 +1100
    Tried to call but office hours 9-5 Mon to Fri, no opportunity to leave a message…
  • Sarah Buckley
    signed 2021-10-07 13:14:31 +1100
    I picked up the phone and talked to receptionist Theresa who was very helpful and took my message for the CEO word for word. I was pointing out the DB has a net zero commitment by 2050 and that won’t happen if we keep building new coal mines and urging them to reconsider support for Whitehaven .
  • david rowlands
    signed 2021-10-07 13:03:18 +1100
    stop supporting YESTERDAYS industry./
  • Trish Lane
    signed 2021-10-07 10:57:13 +1100
    I had to leave a message with the receptionist who did write down what I had to say and repeated it. She said she could only put me through if I had a specific name. When she said was there anything further and I said no, I think that gets the message across she said Yes, it does.
  • Bev Lukin
    signed 2021-10-06 13:43:24 +1100
  • Robyn Bird
    signed 2021-10-05 15:23:34 +1100
    The receptionist was friendly, typed my comments , said she would forward them on. She has my phone number
  • Federico Fumagalli
    signed 2021-10-05 13:50:55 +1100
  • Nicole Luhrs
    signed 2021-10-05 13:44:10 +1100
    Receptionist took down all of my objections
  • Anne Forsythe
    signed 2021-10-05 13:42:43 +1100
    She noted my comments and said she’d pass on. I gave her contact details and she said they’d get back to me.
  • Simon & Trish Clough
    signed 2021-10-05 13:36:31 +1100
    CHANTELLE ON RECEPTION WAS " UNABLE" TO PUT ME THROUGH TO A RESPONSIBLE PERSON. SHE WAS VERY SWEET AND ASSURED ME SHE WAS TAKING DOWN EVERYTHING I SAID AND WOULD CERTAINLY PASS IT ON. i FELT SHE AT LEAST WAS ON SIDE.
  • Warwick Hempel
    signed 2021-10-05 12:57:41 +1100
    Had to wait 10 minutes to get through. I could not talk to any one in management but was able to leave a message and left my phone number and email address. I pointed out that the bank was going against its own climate policy, the latest International climate report, putting its shareholders if they have any at risk of backing a failing business and put the bank at risk of being taken to court over failing to carry out a duty of care. I was told that there had been many similar calls taken today
  • Christine Underhill
    signed 2021-10-05 12:37:20 +1100
    Had a lovely conversation with receptionist Teresa who took all my details and said she would pass on my message. She said I wasnt the first person to call with similar concerns
  • Olga Tresz
    signed 2021-10-05 11:53:01 +1100
    Just rang and spoke to the girl who answered my call. She took my message and my details saying she could not let me speak to anyone as I did not have the name of a specific person. She typed my message and read it back to me. She was polite and said she would send it to the relevant person. It felt good to do.
  • Bob Strachan
    signed 2021-10-05 11:36:50 +1100
    I called straight away and left my details for a call or email back.

    I was polite. She receptionist was polite but had no idea why I was calling.

    I summarised that funding Whitehaven would be contrary to their bank’s stated Climate Change policies and that the parent company and shareholders would disagree with any funding of Whitehaven’s polluting proposals.

    Many, many more people need to ring!
  • Tom Tater
    signed 2021-10-05 10:43:37 +1100
    The call went well.