PLATFORM Unravelling the CarbonWeb
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Unravelling the Carbon Web is a project by PLATFORM. We work to reduce the environmental and social impacts of oil corporations, to help citizens gain a say in decisions that affect them, and to support the transition to a more sustainable energy economy.


Unravelling the Carbon Web focuses on four main regions:

The Caucasus: monitoring BP's Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline, holding financial institutions to account for their role in the project, helping to protect the rights of affected communities.

Iraq: exposing the secret plans to open Iraq's oil reserves to multinationals, for the first time in over 30 years.

Russia: pressuring commercial banks not to finance Shell's devastating Sakhalin II project in Russia's Far East.

Nigeria: research and public awareness on this landmark case of corporate irresponsibility, and how little has changed since writer Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight Ogoni colleagues were executed for their efforts to reform Shell's operations.

See also: PLATFORM's Remember Saro-Wiwa project


The project also works to reform public institutions and government policy:

Development aid: pressing for and end to the use of development aid to subsidise oil development, arguing that aid should be spent on helping the world's poorest people, not its richest corporations.

Science policy/universities: calling for universities to focus on the solution to climate change, not the problem - and end the skewing of research and teaching priorities in favour of the oil industry.