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Oil and gas lobbyists have deep pockets and access to politicians, but an EU ban could be in the pipeline4 min read
Tobacco lobbyists are strongly regulated – could a ‘tobacco-style’ ban work in the EU for fossil fuel interests?
The UK’s approval of North Sea oil and gas licenses, including for a major Conservative donor’s subsidiary, sparks controversy. Critics question environmental impact, conflicts of interest, and adherence to climate goals.
The annual gathering in Davos showcases the hypocrisy of high-carbon lifestyles among leaders and CEOs advocating for climate action. Though systemic change is crucial, leaders setting personal emissions targets would enhance credibility and spur broader commitment.
A study suggests that food shortages due to extreme weather events could lead to civil unrest in the UK within 50 years. The country’s vulnerable food system, marked by efficiency over resilience, emphasises the need for plans to address potential disruptions.
This summer saw global tourism rebound to 84% of pre-pandemic levels, raising climate change concerns due to extreme weather events. A proposal for “carbon passports” aims to curb environmental impact by 2040.
By focusing on the disruption caused by Just Stop Oil, politicians avoid having to talk about the substance of their argument.