Corporate Europe Observatory

Exposing the power of corporate lobbying in the EU

Warsaw COP19 climate blog

Large corporations and their lobby groups are working with the Polish government to steer climate negotiations away from effective climate action and towards false solutions, like dirty coal and carbon markets. This year's UN climate negotiations (COP19) are set to be the most corporate captured ever. This blog sounds the alarm in the run-up to and during Warsaw conference and will expose new facts about dirty industry and its political allies through our investigative work.


For comprehensive background information, check out the COP19 Guide to Corporate Lobbying.

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Polluters in Peru blog

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Closing words...

Corporate Europe Observatory, as a member of Climate Justice Now, was asked to take part in a closing press conference at the UN climate talks on Friday 22 November. As we had already walked out of the talks, we were not able to deliver it in person, but instead presented a short written text, which we've made available below.
Democracy Now interviews CEO's Pascoe Sabido in its video "Partnering With Polluters? U.N. Climate Summit Criticized for Sponsorships by Fossil Fuel Companies"
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Polluters talk, we walk

Over 800 members of civil society walked out of the UN climate talks (COP19) on what was supposed to be the penultimate night, led by social movements like the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) and the Bolivian Platform on Climate Change, the International Trade Union Confederation, as well as NGOs including LDC Watch and Aksyon Klima Pilipinas, who were joined by household names like Oxfam, WWF and Greenpeace. The lack of progress at the talks – combined with the increasingly overt presence of dirty polluting corporations, not to say anything of their historically negative influence – led many to say ‘enough is enough’, walking out with t-shirts saying “Polluters Talk, We Walk”.
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Corporate COP19 infographics

 

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