Hundreds of tonnes of climate-warming methane is being released into the atmosphere by the UK’s longest continuously producing onshore oil well, despite curbs ordered by the environmental regulator.
The prime minster has said the UK wants to phase out hydrocarbons completely and as quickly as possible.
UK visa rules and a lack of access to Covid-19 vaccines has stopped some delegates from the front line of climate change attending the COP26 talks, campaigners said today.
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Claire O’Neill, the chair of the COP26 talks sacked by Boris Johnson last week, said the prime minister did not understand the climate emergency.