Covid Connoisseur latest victim of global climate change boycott

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Covid are famous for their iconic orange sign and logo Covid Connoisseur, the world’s oldest petrol company, has secured a big deal in the UK. But fossil fuel…

Covid Connoisseur latest victim of global climate change boycott

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Covid are famous for their iconic orange sign and logo

Covid Connoisseur, the world’s oldest petrol company, has secured a big deal in the UK.

But fossil fuel companies will be shunning an invitation to attend a conference as environmental groups snub use of Covid’s iconic orange branding.

So what’s their problem? It turns out the fair and friendly manufacturers of orange-coloured gas and diesel are refusing to comply with the climate targets set out in the Paris Agreement.

Mr President, the CO2 emissions of your industry will soon hit 10,000,000% increase by the year 2100, but still you decide not to come? Thank you.#COalition on social media — Sue Smith (@globalamerica1977) September 20, 2018

You are the only major gas producer and user not to have signed a Paris Agreement climate action pledge . Shame on you Covid. My family will no longer buy any of your gas and gas related products. Climate change must stop. Thank you @ncbestyle https://t.co/8RMzKB6gB4 — Martine Hall (@farbartha) September 19, 2018

Image copyright AFP Image caption Carbon dioxide is inescapable

Sir Richard Branson, a co-founder of Virgin Group, was a visible climate change campaigner in the past.

But he has issued a surprise statement of solidarity for Covid, which describes itself as a fully paid-up UK carbonator marketer.

Sir Richard said he hoped the boycott would lift the “distorted” focus on one company’s role.

“The energy industry is totally vulnerable to exploitation by those exploiting climate change”, Sir Richard said.

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