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”.
“Victory for the planet” as South African court quashes Shell’s exploration licence
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.
Pressure grows on Vietnam to release environmental defenders jailed on trumped up tax charges
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.
Tell the Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) to stop funding the East African Crude Oil Pipeline
If completed, EACOP will pose significant risks to millions of people; jeopardize vital, internationally recognized ecosystems; and, at peak production, generate annual carbon emissions roughly equivalent to the carbon footprint of nine coal-fired power plants.
Evidence from America shows fracking in the UK will not be safe
Just as the U.S. oil and gas industry is looking to exploit the Ukraine war to expand exploitation of shale gas, so too is the European shale gas industry.
In latest setback, Shell suspends seismic activity in South Africa after court ruling
In the latest setback for the oil giant, Shell has had to terminate the contract for the seismic ship that was due to undertake highly controversail exploration off South Africa’s wild coast, after a court ruled at the end of December that Shell had not adequately consulted the local community.
UK Gov. urged to speed up just transition as Cambo oil field is “paused”
Climate campaigners in the UK are celebrating further good news today after it was reported that the firm behind the highly controversial Cambo oil field off the Shetland islands are “pausing” the project.
Canada condemned for violent pipeline raids on unceded Gidimt’en territory during climate disaster
Justin Trudeau’s Government is facing increasingy international condemnation for the treatment of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation and their allies who are blockading the proposed 670-km Coastal Gas Link pipeline, which is being built on unceded First Nations’ land and despite scientists saying we cannot burn any more oil and gas.
COP 26 host, the UK, called “climate laggard” for failing to join Beyond Oil & Gas Alliance
When the Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance members were unveiled yesterday, there was an obvious one missing: the COP host, the UK Government. To put it mildly this is a disgrace for a country that keeps trying to argue that it is leading the way on climate..
WHO calls climate change “single biggest health threat facing humanity”
As hundreds are arrested outside the White House demanding urgent action on our climate emergency, the World Health Organization has described climate change as the “single biggest health threat facing humanity,” and called on governments and policymakers to “act with urgency” on the climate and health crises.