Cheap Gas and Money for Schools: An Oil Industry Plan to Save the World

Source: Desmog UK


Given its history of human rights abuse, environmental destruction, and penchant for multimillion dollar executive bonuses, the oil industry doesn’t immediately spring to mind as natural actor to help solve a global poverty crisis.

Nonetheless, a new 97-page UN-sanctioned report authored by an industry group and World Bank offshoot outlines the oil and gas sector’s vision to be a “key part” of efforts to encourage sustainable development.

The report acknowledged that fossil fuel companies “can have both positive and negative impacts on a range of areas covered by the SDGs” – the UN’s sustainable development goals for 2030.