The COP26 president, Alok Sharma, declared this morning: “I do believe that the end of coal is in sight. I do believe that we are getting to a point we can consign coal power to history.”
Governments, bankers and campaigners focussed today on money. The UK chancellor was challenged by an activist and the COP president said “We’re all Swampys now”.
Egdon Resources said today it was “likely” to appeal against the refusal of planning permission for drilling and production at Biscathorpe in the Lincolnshire Wolds.
Campaigners from across the UK called today for councils to divest their pension funds from fossil fuels.
The president of the COP26 climate talks, Alok Sharma, likened financiers to the climate activist, Swampy.
COP26: Campaigners challenge Rishi Sunak on fossil fuels as he announces a “rewiring” of global finance
Climate activists were prevented from attending a speech by Rishi Sunak at the COP26 conference after questioning him on tax breaks for fossil fuels.
World leaders agreed to cut methane emissions and end deforestation at today’s session of COP26 in Glasgow. President Biden criticised China and Russia for missing the climate talks. And Boris Johnson said the eyes of the world were now on the negotiators.
The US president has said the leaders of China and Russia lost world influence by not coming to the COP26 climate talks in Glasgow.
A US/EU initiative to cut the powerful greenhouse gas, methane, will focus on the oil and gas industry, it was revealed today.
Climate campaigners interrupted a speech this morning by Nicolò Aggogeri, the managing director of the Italian oil company, Eni.