Climate Greenwash Awards 2009 – vote now against climate fraud!

HELP US… decide who deserves the Climate Greenwash Award 2009

Which company has made the most outrageous claims to be acting to tackle climate change, while continuing to pollute as usual? Six companies have been nominated – now the public votes to decide who gets the award.

What’s the problem?

Business has promoted false solutions to the climate crisis in the past. At previous UN climate talks, business backed carbon trading and offsetting as the main ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions –allowing them to evade actual cuts. Now business wants a global carbon market, and financial support for so-called climate-friendly technologies – carbon capture and storage (CCS), nuclear energy and agrofuels. Corporations say we can carry on burning coal and oil – they will find ways to bury the problem. Governments are listening, but these false solutions will delay real carbon cuts. We need climate action now. Read more about the false solutions proposed by business.

Who’s behind the Business Summit?

The World Business Summit on Climate Change is organised by the Copenhagen Climate Council, Combat Climate Change (3C), World Economic Forum, UN Global Compact, the Climate Group and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). It is backed by the Danish Government, which has promised business influence at the December talks. Read more about the convenors of the Business Summit on Climate Change.

Voting is open now

Nominations for the Climate Greenwash Award 2009 have been revealed on Wednesday 13th May. Voting closes on Friday 22 May, 12:00 CEST. The Climate Greenwash Award 2009 is organised by Corporate Europe Observatory, Attac Denmark, The Climate Movement, ClimaX and Friends of the Earth Denmark to challenge the corporate capture of the UN climate talks.

[go to voting page]

The six nominees are:

ArcelorMittal, BP, DONG, Repsol, Shell and Vattenfall.

[Voting closes on Friday 22nd of May]

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Posted on 13 May, 2009, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Craig Louis Stehr

    My friend Nik Thomas and I are seeking other participants, and the ever elusive MONEY, to film-document the emerging climate justice movement. We’ve got invites in NOLA, Appalachia (coal country USA), Washington D.C., and intend on being at the Copenhagen showdown. Craig Louis Stehr, 8390 East Road, Redwood Valley, CA 95470-9413 USA, Cellphone 707-485-4189, Email:craigstehr@hushmail.com Earth First!…We’ll save the other planets later.

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