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Oil and gas industry’s message to Greta

The UK’s offshore oil and gas sector “is listening” to teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg, according to a leading industry figure. Oil and Gas UK chief executive Deirdre Michie has told a conference climate change “is a real and present danger that we must deal with together”.

The UK’s offshore oil and gas sector “is listening” to teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg, according to a leading industry figure. 

Oil and Gas UK chief executive Deirdre Michie has told a conference climate change “is a real and present danger that we must deal with together”.

She claimed the sector “can find and deliver” solutions to tackle the issue.

Miss Thunberg sparked an international youth movement after she staged a “School Strike for Climate” last year.

Since then school students around the world have gone on strike to demand action on climate change.

In a recent speech to MPs, the 16-year-old Swede criticised the UK for supporting new exploitation of fossil fuels and exaggerating cuts to carbon emissions.

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