Youth strikers slam Science Museum Shell deal

Cross-posted from UKSCN London Young climate activists from the group behind the London climate strikes are calling on the Science Museum to drop Shell sponsorship for their “Our Future Planet” exhibition.Their call is supported by leading climate scientists, including a contributor to the exhibition who says she is unhappy that her name has now been … Continue reading Youth strikers slam Science Museum Shell deal

Science Museum faces backlash over Shell sponsorship of climate exhibition

Sponsorship branded an ‘irresponsible’ decision which will ‘haunt the management of the Museum for years to come’ Flagship exhibition in run-up to UN Climate Summit focuses on controversial Carbon Capture technology Museum already under pressure over partnerships with BP and Equinor as speakers quit its series of ‘Climate Talks’  The Science Museum is facing a … Continue reading Science Museum faces backlash over Shell sponsorship of climate exhibition

George Monbiot withdraws from climate event over Science Museum’s oil partnerships

Writer and environmentalist George Monbiot has withdrawn from a panel on climate change over Science Museum Group’s ongoing partnerships with BP and EquinorMonbiot asks on Twitter 'What respectable organisation still takes money from this planetary death machine?'Emails released under FOI reveal how museum’s director actively helped BP to counter critics of its cultural sponsorship Read … Continue reading George Monbiot withdraws from climate event over Science Museum’s oil partnerships

Campaigners slam choice of fossil fuel-linked companies as sponsors of COP26

The UK Government have announced their first sponsors for COP26 in a move described as “nowhere near good enough” by UK climate groups This includes the owner of Scotland’s biggest emitting power plant, SSE, as well as NatWest, which has financed $12.12 billion worth of fossil fuel projects and companies since 2016  A coalition of … Continue reading Campaigners slam choice of fossil fuel-linked companies as sponsors of COP26

Oil companies’ secret push to co-opt COP26 revealed

Emails reveal attempts by BP, Shell and Equinor to sponsor COP26 climate summit and influence its agenda behind the scenesAlok Sharma urged to rule out fossil fuel industry from selection process for COP26 sponsorship dealsCampaigners vow to oust big polluters from climate negotiations For more information, email info@cultureunstained.org Read 'The Cop Files' - our in-depth … Continue reading Oil companies’ secret push to co-opt COP26 revealed

5 reasons BP’s ‘Net Zero’ announcement shouldn’t win you over just yet

Yesterday, BP announced that it has made major losses due to the Covid-19 pandemic and that, for the first time in a decade, it will be cutting its dividend. At the same time, the fossil fuel giant announced a series of "aims" for the next 10 years which were framed as steps towards achieving its ambition … Continue reading 5 reasons BP’s ‘Net Zero’ announcement shouldn’t win you over just yet

BP dropped as judge of Portrait Award after 23 years

For the first time in 23 years, BP has not had a representative on the judging panel of the National Portrait Gallery’s annual BP Portrait Award. The prize’s sponsorship by the oil giant attracted significant controversy last year when artist and judge of the 2019 award, Gary Hume, powerfully spoke out against the partnership in … Continue reading BP dropped as judge of Portrait Award after 23 years