Greenpeace activists have blockaded all entrances to the BP headquarters in London, demanding an end to all new oil and gas exploration. The campaigners arrived at 3am on Monday and encased themselves in heavy containers before the oil company’s annual general meeting on Tuesday.
Business Green 20th May 2019 read more »
Tomorrow morning investors will gather in the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre on the North Sea coast for BP’s annual general meeting. While Aberdeen is a place of major historical significance for the energy giant, a substantial part of the conversation on the day will be centred on the future of BP’s business. From the street protests of Extinction Rebellion to the stark warnings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that we must act now to avoid a climate catastrophe, we have seen an increase in the volume and urgency of climate rhetoric over recent months.
Telegraph 20th May 2019 read more »
Ten Greenpeace campaigners were arrested yesterday for aggravated trespass after shutting down BP’s London headquarters to demand an end to its continued investment in oil and gas. Efforts were made last night to remove heavy steel containers that had been winched into place in the early hours of yesterday morning to blockade the entrances to the building in St James’s Square. BP was forced to close its office after concluding that the 300 staff who normally worked there could not safely gain access. Police said that there were no protesters left at the scene last night.
Times 21st May 2019 read more »
If the UK is to play its part in the fight against climate change, the North Sea oil and gas industry has between ten and 15 years left, writes Dr Richard Dixon. Today BP are holding their annual general meeting in Aberdeen. Presumably they think they might be safer from protestors in the home of the UK oil and gas industry, but there will still be tricky questions from shareholders about climate change and the impacts of their activities around the world, including from our sister organisation FoE Mozambique. Last week we published a report on the climate change imperative to phase out oil and gas extraction through a just transition for workers and communities.
Scotsman 21st May 2019 read more »