Climate campaigners have branded the Scottish Government “disgraceful” for consulting the oil and gas industry on “choreography around COP26”.
Scottish campaigners are backing a boycott of media events sponsored by “pariah” fossil fuel companies in the run-up to the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow.
The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), which aims to “independently assess" corporate climate pledges, is developing its guidance alongside fossil fuel polluters.
The main developer behind the Cambo oil field is ultimately owned in an offshore tax haven, which could deprive the UK of tens of millions of pounds.
The oil industry has lobbied the Scottish Government on “the importance of balanced messaging” in the run-up to the global climate summit in Glasgow.
The UK government has lost over £250 billion in 13 years by giving generous tax breaks to North Sea oil companies, according to an expert report.
Ten oil companies are planning to invest £6.8 billion in six major new projects in the North Sea in breach of international targets to cut climate pollution.
Energy, fishing and other industries that profit from the sea would have to pay to help save marine wildlife under a scheme being put forward by environmentalists.
New fossil fuel developments planned across Scotland will lock the country into polluting the climate for decades and help “fry the planet”, campaigners are warning.