5 October 2020

New research by the Fossil Free Politics campaign reveals a concerted lobbying effort by the fossil fuel industry during Covid-19 to win concessions for climate-damaging energy schemes, gain access to bailout funds, and weaken environmental standards. This is undermining climate action, the EU Green Deal and green recovery.

Bailing out fossil fuels is giving a free rein to polluting coal, oil and gas companies, and is incompatible with climate action.

1 September 2020

All around the world, businesses are responsible for human rights abuses and environmental harm, as underscored by the recent COVID-19 crisis.

Businesses must not be allowed to close their eyes to the impact of their business decisions on other actors in the chain. Voluntary measures have proved to be vastly insufficient, as recognised by the recent European Commission study on due diligence requirements through the supply chain.

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