NGOs taste blood as pressure mounts on fossil majors

New doors opened for climate activism after last week, when Shell, Exxon Mobil and Chevron were ordered to step up their climate efforts, says Greenpeace Denmark campaign lead Sune Scheller.

Protesters gather on the water near Shell's Polar Pioneer oil rig at the Port of Seattle. The climate struggle will henceforth entail more legal fighting and less direct action, says Greenpeace. | Photo: Jason Redmond/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix

Three auspicious events that took place last week have prompted Greenpeace Denmark Campaign and Program Leader Sune Scheller and his NGO colleagues to take a completely new perspective on the future of climate activism.

Within a matter of hours, three of the world's oil and gas supermajors were forced to shape up their climate efforts after coming under external pressure.

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