Rich Collett-White

About

Rich Collett-White is Deputy Editor of DeSmog. He joined the organisation in December 2018 as a UK researcher and reporter, having previously worked in communications for the climate charity Operation Noah. He has since pursued investigations into climate misinformation, government policy and industry lobbying, which have been covered by the Guardian, Independent and Times. He previously worked in campaigns and communications for the charity Operation Noah. He graduated from Oxford University with a French and Russian degree in 2015, after which he volunteered with grassroots climate activist groups and worked as a freelance translator.

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The countries involved produce only a small proportion of global oil and gas supply, but see the world-first diplomatic effort as a starting point.

The countries involved produce only a small proportion of global oil and gas supply, but see the world-first diplomatic effort as a starting point.
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Indigenous groups led the march amid criticism that they have been side-lined from the official COP26 summit.

Indigenous groups led the march amid criticism that they have been side-lined from the official COP26 summit.
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Campaigners said the news demonstrated a “classic case of the revolving door” between “big polluters” and governments.

Campaigners said the news demonstrated a “classic case of the revolving door” between “big polluters” and governments.
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Denmark and South Africa were the only exceptions among the 35 country pavilions at the UN climate summit, and the latter’s stall is sponsored by coal companies.

Denmark and South Africa were the only exceptions among the 35 country pavilions at the UN climate summit, and the latter’s stall is sponsored by coal companies.
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CFACT and the Heartland Institute are hosting an alternative side event — but “these days, almost no-one cares,” says one climate expert.

CFACT and the Heartland Institute are hosting an alternative side event — but “these days, almost no-one cares,” says one climate expert.
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Thirteen investors with stakes in expanding airports including Bristol and Heathrow are signed up to the UN Principles for Responsible Investment scheme, DeSmog can reveal.

Thirteen investors with stakes in expanding airports including Bristol and Heathrow are signed up to the UN Principles for Responsible Investment scheme, DeSmog can reveal.
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Campaigners have criticised Captain Ian Finley, a UK resident who has represented the Cook Islands at the International Maritime Organization since 2006, for consistently defending industry interests.

Campaigners have criticised Captain Ian Finley, a UK resident who has represented the Cook Islands at the International Maritime Organization since 2006, for consistently defending industry interests.
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Quentin Willson has left FairFuelUK, an anti-fuel duty group backed by several MPs, over its "lack of environmental sensibilities" and a report it recently released containing "unforgivable howlers”.

Quentin Willson has left FairFuelUK, an anti-fuel duty group backed by several MPs, over its "lack of environmental sensibilities" and a report it recently released containing "unforgivable howlers”.
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May has called on fellow Conservatives to unite behind the government’s climate plans amid backbench opposition - but her own record is mixed.

May has called on fellow Conservatives to unite behind the government’s climate plans amid backbench opposition - but her own record is mixed.
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Former UK Prime Ministers David Cameron and Theresa May have both lobbied the Bahraini government on behalf of Petrofac, whose co-founder is a major Conservative donor.

Former UK Prime Ministers David Cameron and Theresa May have both lobbied the Bahraini government on behalf of Petrofac, whose co-founder is a major Conservative donor.
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The countries involved produce only a small proportion of global oil and gas supply, but see the world-first diplomatic effort as a starting point.

The countries involved produce only a small proportion of global oil and gas supply, but see the world-first diplomatic effort as a starting point.
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Indigenous groups led the march amid criticism that they have been side-lined from the official COP26 summit.

Indigenous groups led the march amid criticism that they have been side-lined from the official COP26 summit.
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Campaigners said the news demonstrated a “classic case of the revolving door” between “big polluters” and governments.

Campaigners said the news demonstrated a “classic case of the revolving door” between “big polluters” and governments.
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Denmark and South Africa were the only exceptions among the 35 country pavilions at the UN climate summit, and the latter’s stall is sponsored by coal companies.

Denmark and South Africa were the only exceptions among the 35 country pavilions at the UN climate summit, and the latter’s stall is sponsored by coal companies.
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CFACT and the Heartland Institute are hosting an alternative side event — but “these days, almost no-one cares,” says one climate expert.

CFACT and the Heartland Institute are hosting an alternative side event — but “these days, almost no-one cares,” says one climate expert.
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Thirteen investors with stakes in expanding airports including Bristol and Heathrow are signed up to the UN Principles for Responsible Investment scheme, DeSmog can reveal.

Thirteen investors with stakes in expanding airports including Bristol and Heathrow are signed up to the UN Principles for Responsible Investment scheme, DeSmog can reveal.
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Campaigners have criticised Captain Ian Finley, a UK resident who has represented the Cook Islands at the International Maritime Organization since 2006, for consistently defending industry interests.

Campaigners have criticised Captain Ian Finley, a UK resident who has represented the Cook Islands at the International Maritime Organization since 2006, for consistently defending industry interests.
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Quentin Willson has left FairFuelUK, an anti-fuel duty group backed by several MPs, over its "lack of environmental sensibilities" and a report it recently released containing "unforgivable howlers”.

Quentin Willson has left FairFuelUK, an anti-fuel duty group backed by several MPs, over its "lack of environmental sensibilities" and a report it recently released containing "unforgivable howlers”.
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May has called on fellow Conservatives to unite behind the government’s climate plans amid backbench opposition - but her own record is mixed.

May has called on fellow Conservatives to unite behind the government’s climate plans amid backbench opposition - but her own record is mixed.
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Former UK Prime Ministers David Cameron and Theresa May have both lobbied the Bahraini government on behalf of Petrofac, whose co-founder is a major Conservative donor.

Former UK Prime Ministers David Cameron and Theresa May have both lobbied the Bahraini government on behalf of Petrofac, whose co-founder is a major Conservative donor.