29 new oil and gas projects in the UK North Sea could cause one billion tonnes of emissions despite the pausing of the Cambo oil field.
The Scottish Government urged the oil and gas industry to use “the voices of young people” for “powerful messaging” at the COP26 climate summit.
As many as 43 members of the House of Lords have investments totalling millions of pounds and senior roles in oil and gas companies.
Top-level officials from the European Commission have held 568 meetings with big oil lobbyists since 2015, according to a new study.
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.