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 plan to drill for oil deep under the sea at Cambo, north west of Shetland, is “uneconomic” and would breach international targets to cut climate pollution.
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.
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.
Lothian Pension Fund’s investments in fossil fuels has increased by £64 million - almost 40 per cent - since last year, according to new research.
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.
Climate campaigners have branded the Scottish Government “disgraceful” for consulting the oil and gas industry on “choreography around COP26”.
The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), which aims to “independently assess" corporate climate pledges, is developing its guidance alongside fossil fuel polluters.