To coincide with the “GX Week” in Japan, a network of civil society groups from across the region and Global South have come together to call for Japan to stop financing false solutions and delaying the just transition to clean energy.
This morning in the luxurious Plaza Hotel in Brussels, many of the world top oil firms assembled for a conference on “Go Net Zero Energy.” But newly released internal documents reveal that Big Oil messaging on climate change and net zero are based on spin and “deception”.
Last week, new British Prime Minister outlined plans to frack in the UK. However, experts, scientists, activists, NGO’s and even Truss’s own MPs, believe that fracking will fail in the UK.
Last week, a new scientific report was published looking at climate tipping points. As one of the authors notes: “The world is heading towards 2-3C of global warming. This sets Earth on course to cross multiple dangerous tipping points that will be disastrous for people across the world”.
The history of Shell on the African continent is wrapped in a vortex of controversy that stretches back decades. However, last week, in a significant victory, a High Court in South Africa ruled that Shell’s exploration right to conduct seismic surveys on the so-called “Wild Coast” of the country was granted unlawfully.
Today Britain has a new Prime Minister, Liz Truss. As Truss takes the top job after winning the Conservative election race, she is under intense pressure to deliver on a range of issues, including the cost of living crisis and soaring energy prices.
As the Chancellor of Germany, Olaf Scholz, departs Canada after his first official visit to the country, there are concerns that the Canadian gas industry is trying to exploit the Ukraine war to sell LNG European countries, including Germany.
In a year when climate records – from floods, fire and drought – are being shattered daily like shards of glass, there is one country that beats them all: China. The country is experiencing a heatwave like no other.
There is growing international pressure on Vietnam to release three environmental activists who have been imprisoned in the country on trumped up tax-related charges. We urge you to take action to persuade the Vietnamese authorities to release the activists and safeguard the rights of human rights defenders in Vietnam.
A peer reviewed paper, published today in Nature Communications, examines the global decarbonisation scenarios produced by BP, Shell and Equinor and finds they are incompatible with the climate objectives of the Paris Agreement.