Thunberg said she could not "attend an event which receives sponsorship from Baillie Gifford, who invest heavily in the fossil fuel industry."
The UN climate envoy, Mark Carney, is a senior leader at an investment firm which owns a key piece of infrastructure set to be used at the Rosebank oil field.
Insurers have invested over £6bn in North Sea oil and gas firms since 2016, while removing cover and hiking prices for communities facing climate breakdown.
Pollution and environmental extractivism are devastating for human health as well as the planet, according to campaigners. As COP26 delegates return home, three activists from across the globe tell their stories.
The Ferret speaks to an activist from Haiti who was unable to get a visa for COP26, as we reveal world’s top 10 oil producing countries have sent almost twice as many delegates to climate talks as small island states.
Nearly 1,000 representatives from the fossil fuel industry, big business and nuclear power companies have registered to attend the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, according to an analysis by The Ferret.
Top-level officials from the European Commission have held 568 meetings with big oil lobbyists since 2015, according to a new study.
Three of the senior executives who run the UK government authority that licenses new North Sea developments have shares worth over £225,000 in the oil industry.
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.