UK wants to take a lead in efforts to cut emissions more quickly before the United Nations’ Climate Change conference, or COP26, in Scotland in November…reports Asian Lite News.
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Sunday urged UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson not to “simply go ahead and grant the permission” for the Cambo oilfield to start production, media reported,.
She added that the licensing approval given to the oilfield must be reassessed against the background of more ambitious climate change targets, according to a Reuters report.
The oilfield, in the North Sea off the Scottish island of Shetland, was handed licensing approval in 2001.
UK wants to take a lead in efforts to cut emissions more quickly before the United Nations’ Climate Change conference, or COP26, in Scotland in November, but environmental groups have accused ministers of hypocrisy in even considering giving Cambo the green light.
“I’ve asked the prime minister not to simply go ahead and grant the permission to go ahead with production as a matter of course, that the licence should be reassessed against the same kind of climate requirements as new licences are going to be assessed,” Sturgeon told Sky News.
“I wouldn’t give the go ahead without a fundamental reassessment of the licence.”