Indigenous peoples in North America have helped block tar sands mines, oil pipelines, and LNG export terminals. Their successes against the fossil fuel industry have kept enormous volumes of carbon pollution out of the atmosphere.
Campaigners are urging ministers to "keep the coal in the ground" as an inquiry into the Whitehaven mine begins.
Greenpeace has taken the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to court over the Vorlich oilfield permit granted to the oil company in 2018.
The criticism comes despite COP26 President Alok Sharma insisting that the summit would be an "inclusive" event, with “all voices” heard.
The initial announcement that the oil company would sponsor primetime coverage was met with a powerful backlash from environmental campaigners.
The environmental protest group has said it wants to highlight the role of the City of London in financing fossil fuels around the world.
Climate campaigners are set to descend on the City of London for two weeks, starting on Monday.
If built, the plastics plant would pump air pollutants into surrounding communities and contribute more to climate change than three coal power plants. Corps announcement deals significant blow to project's backers.
"The alarm bells are deafening, and the evidence is irrefutable: greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel burning and deforestation are choking our planet and putting billions of people at immediate risk."
Campaign group Culture Unstained argues the museum has adopted the oil industry’s tactics of “deflect and deny.”