|In a speech in London before fellow oil leaders, Shell Chief Executive Ben van Beurden urged the oil and gas sector to take a leading role in the fight against climate change to introduce "realism and practicality" into the debate.
While criticising peers for not being vocal enough over environmental issues, van Beurden rejected the idea that renewable energy can replace fossil fuels fully as the world's population grows and with it demand for energy.
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