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REBEL TALK with Dr Nicole Rogers (Legal scholar) on the Climate Emergency and Activism

REBEL TALK with Dr Nicole Rogers (Legal scholar) on the Climate Emergency and Activism

This weeks REBEL TALK with Dr Nicole Rogers on the ‘extraordinary emergency’ defence and how it might be applied in court cases to further the campaign for climate action. Our apologies for the technical difficulties in streaming live online today. The disruption to this Rebel Talk was due to heavy …

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Government admits BP drilling permit process was unlawful: Greenpeace wins legal challenge

Government admits BP drilling permit process was unlawful: Greenpeace wins legal challenge

Greenpeace activists blocked a BP oil rig from drilling new oil wells in the North Sea for 12 days in June last year. BP’s rig operator, Transocean, is seeking unlimited fines and prison sentences for Greenpeace’s boss over the rig protest.  But following a separate legal challenge from Greenpeace the …

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Barclays’ directors have legal duties to act on climate

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As Barclays prepares to decide if it will support a major climate resolution tabled by shareholders, we are reminding board members of their legal duties to address climate change risks. In a letter to Barclays’ Board, ClientEarth CEO James Thornton has reminded board members of their legal obligations to address …

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BP pulls advertising campaign just months after our legal complaint

Example fossil fuel ads with warning following ClientEarth complaint against BP.

During BP’s net-zero announcement this week, new CEO Bernard Looney announced that BP will “stop corporate reputation advertising” and that the current Possibilities Everywhere ad campaign will end and not be replaced. In December, we made a legal complaint against the campaign, which we believed could mislead people into thinking …

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