18 May 2020

10 reasons the EU and governments must quit the Energy Charter Treaty

The Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) is a major obstacle to fast and effective action on the climate and environmental crisis and should be disbanded. This little-known treaty from the 1990s grants sweeping rights to big corporations. The fossil fuel industry is using it to sue governments and sabotage the energy transition.

24 October 2019

With money and meetings, subsidies and sponsorships, the oil and gas lobby is fuelling the climate disaster.

Since 2010, just five oil and gas corporations and their fossil fuel lobby groups have spent at least a quarter of a billion euros buying influence at the heart of European decision-making.

This briefing exposes not just the hundreds of millions these oil and gas majors have spent on lobbying the EU, but the wide variety of underhand tactics they’ve used to successfully water down effective climate legislation.

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