For years Big Oil has repeated the dirty tactics of Big Tobacco. And once again it has been found doing so again.
People all over the world are facing unprecedented crises from COVID-19. These tragic impacts will be the deepest in the world’s most vulnerable communities, regions and countries. IEA director Dr. Fatih Birol has urged governments worldwide to place clean energy at the heart of stimulus. Here Dr. Birol is right – but making this clean energy call count with real ambition is critical if the IEA wants to shake its reputation as a shill for the fossil fuel sector.
Shell’s latest grotesque greenwashing propaganda was put out for International Women’s day, when the company rebranded its logo to “She’ll”, along with the strapline: “#Makethefuture gender balanced.”
BP’s plan is the latest industry spin insisting that Big Oil has ‘seen the light’ on climate, only to distract us from real solutions.
Decades after BP became aware about the serious consequences of climate change, and as the world faces a climate emergency, the company’s outgoing boss, Bob Dudley, seems more content about saving BP, than the planet itself.
It is time to kick the polluters out of the UN climate negotiations. They should have been kicked out decades ago. But it needs to happen now. Once and for all.
The Trump Administration is redoubling its assault on the climate. Part of that is trying to redefine fossil fuels as “molecules of U.S. freedom” and “freedom gas.”
One of Britain’s elite cycling teams has just announced that its new sponsor will be the UK’s richest man, petrochemical and fracking boss, Sir Jim Ratcliffe.
Just as the people of the Niger Delta have been demanding justice from Shell for decades, many of us have been demanding climate justice for decades too. But the hour glass has nearly run dry. The time to act is now. We cannot allow another COP to pass with just empty promises.
It is that time of year again, when the annual international UN climate negotiations take place. This year, the Conference of the Parties – or COP for short – is happening in Katowice, in Poland. It starts next week.