Make the Connections: research
(still being compiled)
Banks and investment
Fossil banks: https://www.fossilbanks.org/#banks
Campaign against Climate Change: Switch from fossil fuels! Divest your bank and energy supplier
Banking on Climate Change: Banking on Climate Change 2020 (vF)
Oil and plastic
The new research in our report shows that the 5.7 billion barrels of oil and gas in already-operating UK oil and gas fields will exceed our fair share of Paris climate goals. But industry and government aim to extract 20 billion barrels – more than 3 times our fair share. If every fossil fuel producing nation did the same as the UK plans to, we will be living with climate breakdown in the not too distant future. Clearly we’ve got to stop drilling.
In 2050, the production and incineration of plastic is expected to add more than 2.8 billion metric of tons of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere. That’s the equivalent to emissions from 615 five-hundred-megawatt coal power plants.
In 2018, a staggering 450,000 plastic pellets were found on a beach in North Queensferry just 12 miles from Ineos, despite the plant having a Zero Pellet Loss Programme.
The best thing we can do is to reduce the plastic we are consuming and move to a circular economy where there are high rates of recycling and reuse.
Scottish Government must now get down to work on Green Jobs – FoE Scotland analysis on Scottish Programme for Government