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.
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 […]
First step to keep all fossil fuel advertising out of Amsterdam’s streets As of today, advertisements for ‘fossil fuel products’, such as air travel and cars that run on fossil fuels, will no longer be seen in the subway stations in Amsterdam. Alderman Marieke van Doorninck (Sustainability) and Radjen van Wilsem, CEO of CS Digital […]
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 […]
The Netherlands takes the lead in a ban on advertising and marketing by fossil fuel industry. Today members of the ChristenUnie (Christian Union) voted to include such a ban in their election manifesto. With this decision there are now five Dutch political parties that argue for a ban on climate-damaging advertising. This is unprecedented. In […]
Amsterdam is the first city in the world that wants to ban advertising from the fossil fuel industry and ads for air travel from the city. This is stated in a motion by, among others, GroenLinks, which was passed on December 18th. It is the first political step towards a nationwide ban on fossil advertising. […]