The Telegraph understands that there are concerns within The Guardian about funded journalism on its website.
It confirmed that it is in discussions with the European Climate Foundation “regarding the funding of journalism projects”. The foundation lobbies for climate and energy policies to reduce emissions.
The Guardian is facing further questions over a section of its website sponsored by the Go Ultra Low Group, a group of vehicle manufacturers promoting low-emission vehicles.
The section includes 11 articles devoted to the benefits of low-emission cars, including one entitled “miles of smiles” and another “driving into tomorrow, today”.
At no point do the sections or the article disclose that the content has been sponsored by the Go Ultra Low Group, a £2.5 million campaign supported by seven international car manufacturers.