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TtU’s latest thinking and interviews on the Climate Emergency

Shell & Exxon – new tipping point, says Greenpeace

Shell & Exxon – new tipping point, says Greenpeace

Jennifer Morgan talked to Nik Gowing 24 hours after a Dutch court ruled against Shell for violating human rights. In a remarkable ruling the judge ordered the hydrocarbon giant to cut emissions by 45% in the next nine years. Simultaneously, big investors forced Exxon to diversify its board and embrace sustainability. This was in defiance of the CEO’s appeal not to do so.

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L&G: why oil giants must be forced to change

L&G: why oil giants must be forced to change

Institutional investors are dramatically increasing pressure on global energy giants because of their inadequate record on sustainability and in one 24 hour period, three oil giants were forced to confront publicly the scale of public disquiet about what they do and how they make their money says Sonja Laud.

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Kerry on climate: leaders need greater urgency

Kerry on climate: leaders need greater urgency

John Kerry is US President Biden’s Special Envoy on Climate. He uses every opportunity to hammer home in person his message to leaders. They are doing more to ensure the relentless rise in temperatures is capped. But it is nothing like what is needed. Addressing climate change even more radically is doable. It must now be part of every business and political decision.

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