Reacting to the European Parliament voting to back the EU’s Sustainable Finance Taxonomy, which would label gas as a green investment, Murray Worthy, gas campaign leader at Global Witness said:

“Labelling gas as a green investment could mean huge quantities of private money being channelled into fossil gas projects, prolonging our dependence on this climate-wrecking fuel and delaying an urgently-needed phase-out. It’s a sick joke at humanity’s expense, written by a self-serving fossil gas industry, and playing straight into the hands of Putin, who stands to benefit from keeping Europe hooked on a resource he overwhelmingly controls.”