Archive for November 14th, 2021

14/11/2021

Revealing Johnson’s Talks with BP Not ‘in Public Interest’, UK Government Says

Human Wrongs Watch

By Jenna Corderoy*

Exclusive: Details of secretive meeting between the PM and the oil giant among crucial climate documents the Cabinet Office refuses to release.

The Cabinet Office has refused to disclose details of a meeting between Boris Johnson and BP | Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Alamy

11 November 2021 (openDemocracy)* — Details of a meeting between Boris Johnson and oil company BP are to be kept secret, the UK government has said, claiming it would “not be in the public interest” to reveal what was discussed.

The news comes as world leaders meet in Glasgow for the COP26 climate conference, where Johnson is calling for “ambitious commitments”.

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14/11/2021

Glasgow Summit Ends Amidst Climate of Disappointment

Human Wrongs Watch

GLASGOW, Nov 14 2021 (IPS)* – Developing countries will surely remember the Glasgow climate summit, the most important since 2015, as a fiasco that left them as an afterthought. | En español

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Demonstrations demanding ambitious, substantive and equitable measures to address the climate crisis continued throughout the 14-day climate summit in Glasgow, which ended on the night of Saturday Nov. 13 with disappointing results for the global South. CREDIT: Emilio Godoy/IPS

That was the prevailing sentiment among delegates from the developing South during the closing ceremony on the night of Saturday Nov. 13, one day after the scheduled end of the conference.

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