Revealed: oil firms officially excluded from COP26

FOIs reveal BP excluded from sponsorship or official role at the climate summit because it does ‘not fit success criteria’ COP organisers unconvinced by oil majors’ claims of going ‘net zero’, in major blow to the industryCampaigners celebrate ‘significant win’ and call on UN to follow suit at future summitsNews comes as Science Museum faces backlash … Continue reading Revealed: oil firms officially excluded from COP26

London’s Science Museum strikes new sponsorship deal with coal giant Adani

Gautam Adani reveals major deal to sponsor new ‘Energy Revolution’ Gallery  Move branded ‘astonishing’ and ‘reckless’ as museum continues to face intense criticism for oil sponsorship following resignation of Advisory Board member Adani is a major coal producer, under fire for land grabs and disregarding Indigenous rights in Australia and India  Traditional Owner of land … Continue reading London’s Science Museum strikes new sponsorship deal with coal giant Adani

Science Museum board member resigns over oil sponsorship

Former Science Museum director and respected climate scientist quits Advisory Board over museum’s ‘willingness to accept oil and gas sponsorship’Move marks significant shift in position by Professor Rapley, who oversaw and defended a major Shell sponsorship deal while at the helm of the museum Resignation comes ahead of COP26 climate talks and intensifies pressure on museum … Continue reading Science Museum board member resigns over oil sponsorship

New Scientist drops BP as sponsor and speaker for climate event

It has emerged that New Scientist have dropped the oil giant BP both as a sponsor and as a speaker for its upcoming event on climate change, 'Creating a sustainable future'. Billed as "a day of inspiring talks and discussion with scientists and thinkers at the forefront of research", the one-day conference is set to … Continue reading New Scientist drops BP as sponsor and speaker for climate event

Young people demand placard is removed from Shell-sponsored Science Museum exhibition

Owner of a placard from the London youth strikes currently displayed in the Science Museum has formally requested it be removedYoung people who donated placards were not informed they would be in an exhibition sponsored by fossil fuel giant ShellMuseum accused of hypocrisy over celebrating youth climate action in its display then calling the police … Continue reading Young people demand placard is removed from Shell-sponsored Science Museum exhibition

BP no longer sponsor of Channel 4 Paralympics coverage

Oil company originally announced as sponsor in 2020, but after backlash has disappeared from Channel 4’s coverageMove welcomed as ‘sign that sport is refusing to be a billboard to advertise companies that are fuelling the climate emergency’ British Paralympics Association and International Paralympics Committee urged by sports organisations to end their BP deals after Tokyo  On … Continue reading BP no longer sponsor of Channel 4 Paralympics coverage

Science Museum signed “gagging clause” with sponsor Shell

Science Museum Group signed contract committing not to “damage the goodwill or reputation” of Shell, despite major controversy surrounding sponsor’s climate impacts Director also sought sponsorship for climate exhibition from controversial group of 12 oil firms renowned for high emissions, climate denial and delayMuseum walked away from deal over just one oil company’s record, exposing major … Continue reading Science Museum signed “gagging clause” with sponsor Shell

7 reasons George Osborne should have no say on BP at the British Museum

Yesterday morning, the British Museum announced that George Osborne will be its new Chair. He is a completely unsuitable choice. His priorities on both culture and climate are clear: as Chancellor he devastatingly cut the culture sector by 30% while providing huge tax breaks to oil firms.  https://twitter.com/TheArtNewspaper/status/1408054282881060864 One of his first challenges will be … Continue reading 7 reasons George Osborne should have no say on BP at the British Museum

Science Museum shuts down youth protest against Shell

The Science Museum in London is once again facing controversy after it asked over 30 police officers to march inside on Saturday evening and threaten to arrest a group of youth climate activists and scientists who were peacefully protesting against the museum's sponsorship by the oil giant Shell. https://twitter.com/standardnews/status/1406509725257240587?s=20 On Saturday afternoon, UKSCN London - … Continue reading Science Museum shuts down youth protest against Shell

Email reveals Science Museum boss’s misleading defence of Shell sponsorship

Internal email to staff reveals Science Museum Director made “desperate defence” of sponsorship deal to staffYouth climate strikers launch boycott of new exhibition after museum dismisses their concernsExhibition to open day after Shell slammed by shareholder groups for “vague commitments” on climate at AGM and IEA calls for end to new oil and gas projects … Continue reading Email reveals Science Museum boss’s misleading defence of Shell sponsorship