BP votes for disclosure

At an eventful BP AGM in Aberdeen, days after Greenpeace dropped one tonne inhabited cubes in front of its headquarters gates, shareholders have voted overwhelmingly for the company to make greater disclosure on how its business will align with climate goals.

The BP board backed the proposal by Climate Action 100+ for greater disclosures on its emissions and alignment of business strategy, and nearly all of the shareholders voted in favour of this.

A second resolution from Dutch group FollowThis, calling for targets that would include BP’s customers as well as its own emissions, was decisively rejected. Shell, in contrast has adopted such a commitment.

The meeting was disrupted by activists shouting "this is a crime scene" in a protest over new oil and gas exploration, with members of Extinction Rebellion Scotland and Climate Action Scotland carrying imitation police cordon tape.

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