New oil and gas licenses “flies in the face of climate science,” Christian Aid warns 


Christian Aid, a leading UK development agency, has warned the UK Government’s decision to issue hundreds of new oil and gas licenses for the North Sea “flies in the face of climate science.” Jennifer Larbie, Christian Aid’s Head of UK Advocacy and Campaigns, said: 

“From the terrible drought in East Africa to fires across Europe in recent weeks, the climate crisis is causing untold human loss and suffering. 

“Now more than ever, the UK Government needs to show genuine leadership and strengthen their climate plans which are vital for the protection of millions in low-income countries. 

“Instead, these wrongheaded priorities on new oil and gas licenses flies in the face of climate science, obliterates the UK’s net-zero commitments and lets down people on the frontline of the climate crisis. The Prime Minister needs to put people and planet first.”

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