As hosts of the COP 26 climate summit, Glasgow has been keen to promote its green image and position itself as a leader in the fight to combat climate change.
The Ferret joined one of the “toxic tours” led by climate change activists which highlighted the city’s links to fossil fuel investors and energy companies accused of exploiting indigenous people in the global south.
The guided walk, organised by Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO) and Glasgow Calls Out Polluters, started outside Glasgow City Chambers and visited various city centre sites ending up on the banks of the Clyde. The organisations discussed on the tour included Glasgow City Council, SSE, ScottishPower, Teekay Shipping and Barclays Bank.
Organiser and guide, Pascoe Sabido from CEO, told The Ferret: “We have been taking people on a ‘toxic tour’ of Glasgow to expose its colonial past, its polluting present and its greenwashing future.”
Video and cover image by Stuart Spray.