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Rosebank oil field: "Another example of fueling the climate crisis that threatens to rob children of their futures" 

Responding to the government endorsing the approval of the Rosebank oil field, Shruti Agarwal, Save the Children’s Senior Adviser on Climate Change and Sustainable Economies said:

The government's endorsement of the development of the largest untapped oilfield is yet another example of fuelling the climate crisis that threatens to rob children of their futures here in the UK and across the world. 70% of children already tell us they are worried about the world they will inherit. Yet the UK is failing to meet its climate targets and rolling back on commitments.

“The facts speak for themselves- emissions from burning all of Rosebank’s oil and gas would exceed the total annual carbon output of 28 low-income countries combined. The International Energy Agency has already cautioned that any new oil and gas exploration would be incompatible with reaching net zero by 2050. Yet the government wilfully turns a blind eye. The UK should be focused on investing in renewable energy not doubling-down on fossil fuels. Children must not be left with a broken planet.”


For more information, please contact:

a.tarabi@savethechildren.org.uk /+44 203763 1150