Climate chief encouraged oil exploration in North Sea

3rd March 2020 / NewsBits
  • The sacked president of this year’s international climate summit held meetings with fossil fuel companies to encourage oil exploration in the North Sea, Unearthed has learned.
  • Documents released under Freedom of Information rules suggest government officials are working to further develop oil exploration off the coast of Scotland, even as the UK hosts a major climate summit there this year.
  • They reveal details of meetings which Claire O’Neill held while energy minister in Theresa May’s government.
  • O’Neill, who was removed as president of COP 26 last month by Boris Johnson, met with oil companies Statoil, Total, Shell and ExxonMobil in 2018.

Source: Unearthed


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