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Law students’ complaint upheld – Shell advertisements with claim ‘CO2 neutral’ are misleading

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Shell advertisements with the claim “CO2 neutral” are misleading, the Dutch Advertising Code Committee (Reclame Code Commissie) ruled today in two cases against the oil giant. The Advertising Code Committee agrees with the students’ argument that Shell’s compensation measures will never even out the environmental damage of CO2. The damage of CO2 to the climate is certain, while the oil and gas multinational can never guarantee how much and how long forest conservation and planted trees retain CO2 from the air.

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Threats after Canadian proposal to ban fossil fuel sponsoring: “The oil and gas companies showed their full power”

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Canadian council member Daniel LeBlanc received threats and lost his daytime job after suggesting a sponsoring ban for the fossil fuel industry earlier this year. In the Canadian city of Regina – in the Provence of Saskatchewan, that is known for its tar sands – oil and gas companies and their allies made themselves heard […]

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Zweedse krant: “Nederland neemt voortouw op weg naar verbod op fossiele reclame”

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De Zweedse krant Dagens ETC interviewde weerman en klimatoloog Reinier van den Berg over zijn geslaagde poging het verbod in het verkiezingsprogramma van de ChristenUnie te krijgen. Onze campaigner Rosanne Rootert vertelt over het verbod op fossiele reclame dat nu in vijf landelijke verkiezingsprogramma’s voorkomt. Dagens ETC nam in 2019 afscheid van fossiele adverteerders en […]