The world’s recovery from Covid-19 must not be driven by further fossil fuel expansion at a critical moment in the fight to limit global warming, Ed Miliband has warned. Writing for The Independent, the shadow business secretary said that Britain had to take the lead on the climate crisis on the world stage ahead of the key Cop26 summit in Glasgow in November, but added the UK was instead falling behind other countries. Today The Independent launches a campaign for Britain to take greater action on the climate crisis as it tries to lead the world ahead of Cop26. Stop Fuelling the Climate Crisis will highlight areas in which the UK is still supporting fossil fuels, including through its refusal to rule out oil and gas drilling in the North Sea and its support for gas mega-projects abroad, despite Boris Johnson’s pledge to end overseas fossil fuel investment.
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