The movers and shakers of Barclays Bank are getting together next month for their annual general meeting (AGM).

Friends of the Earth will be there to deliver a massive petition in front of their shareholders – asking them to stop funding fracking in Ryedale, North Yorkshire. They’ll also be joining people from across the globe outside the AGM. Residents from Ryedale are making the trip – along with members of Standing Rock Solidarity. Because as well as financing fracking in the UK, Barclays is bankrolling the hugely controversial Dakota Access Pipeline in the US, which has faced unprecedented protest at Standing Rock and other sites. 

Friends of the Earth say: "We’ll bring Barclays face to face with these two communities at their AGM. And we’d love your name to be alongside them.

"We know that if we’re serious about tackling climate change, we need to leave 80% of the world’s fossil fuel reserves in the ground. By pushing fracking on local communities that don’t want it, Barclays is doing nothing short of financing climate chaos.

"The pressure is already mounting on Barclays. Last year, hundreds of you held actions at Barclays branches around the country – at the bank’s next gathering in just a few weeks’ time, it needs to feel the pressure again."