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Students file complaint against Shell’s misleading adverts

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AMSTERDAM – Law students at the VU University Amsterdam have filed a complaint against Shell with the Dutch Advertising Code Committee today. According to the nine students, Shell’s advertisements are misleading. The oil company promises its customers carbon neutral driving by compensating their emissions. “Shell is promoting a product that can never live up to […]

Deceptive advertising

Legal publication: total ban needed for advertisements from the fossil fuel industry

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Greenwashing Shell: net doen of ze genoeg bomen planten de CO2-uitstoot van fossiele brandstof te compenseren.
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Advertising by the fossil fuel industry is inherently harmful and misleading. Just as tobacco advertising is. The industry is unable to stop the deception with self-regulation. Therefore, it is time for fossil fuel advertising to be treated in the same way as tobacco: with a total ban. This is what assistant professor Clemens Kaupa (Vrije […]