As the young march, Big Oil carries on as usual – rewarding its senior executives with obscene amounts of money for destroying the very future the young are fighting for.
Some twenty four years after Saro-Wiwa’s death, along with eight of his colleagues, who were illegally murdered by the Nigerian Government for their campaign against Shell, a Dutch court today heard from the widows of those hung.
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.
Shell’s claims to be a climate leader do not stand up to scrutiny
“The fund management sector recognises the imminent risks posed to fossil fuel investments from climate change and the transition toward a zero-carbon economy”
The environmental group, Friends of the Earth in the Netherlands has announced that it will take Shell to court if the company does not act on “demands to stop its destruction of the climate”.
On Monday, Shell released a new report describing how the world might achieve the Paris goals. The report described a scenario called “Sky,” painting a picture of a possible future. It’s a future full of fossil fuels: in 2050, it has oil, gas and coal use at respectively 88%, 93%, and 62% of their current … Read More
Goldman Sachs, the hugely influential investment bank has issued a report on the “Seven Sisters”, the world’s largest oil companies, arguing that having “survived a life-changing crisis” the companies are “now poised to reap the rewards”.
Today, Shell released a new scenario which outlines a possible energy future for the world involving massive negative emissions. In response, Greg Muttitt commented, “The lesson is simple: If you want to know how to fix climate change, don’t ask a company that wants to sell you more oil and gas.”
Shell and its joint partner Exxon look set for further confrontation with the Dutch government over a series of small earthquakes that have plagued its operations for years in the north of the country.