Energy company Siccar Point and oil giant Shell have plans to open a huge new oil field in the Cambo Field, West of Shetland.
This clearly contradicts the International Energy Agency’s advice that there should be no new fossil fuel development if we’re to avoid a catastrophic 1.5°C rise in global temperature.
The planned development will totally ruin the UK’s chances of meeting its climate targets. There’s already enough oil and gas in existing sites to cause the UK to exceed its share of emissions under the Paris Agreement goals.
What’s more, this new site could be active until 2050 – the UK government’s target date for net zero emissions. It’s clear our planet can’t afford any more fossil fuel extraction.
Thankfully we’ve still got a chance to stop these plans going ahead – the government is still deciding on whether to give this project the green light. And with the government trying to prove its green credentials before it hosts the UN climate talks in November, now’s the perfect time to convince them to reject this climate-wrecking plan.
So will you sign our open letter and tell the government to refuse approval for the Cambo oil field plan?