New Report Shows Business Given Unprecedented Role in Climate Talks

New Report Shows Business Given Unprecedented Role in Climate Talks

Big business is being given unprecedented access to the UN climate negotiations, Corporate Europe Observatory has discovered. Documents obtained from the Danish Government reveal that business leaders will be granted special access to key climate negotiators during the World Business Summit on Climate Change, scheduled to start this weekend in Copenhagen, Denmark. The summit is expected to gather up to 1,000 business leaders from around the world. Among the leading players are corporations and business lobby groups with a disturbing record of working to weaken international climate agreements. The Danish government’s approach is a threat to the prospects of an ambitious climate agreement in Copenhagen end of this year.

Read CEO’s new report “Climate Summit Inc.”: http://www.climategreenwash.org/sites/default/files/pdfs/climate-summit-inc.pdf

Climate Greenwash Awards – last chance to vote
Last chance to vote in the Climate Greenwash Awards 2009 ? online voting closes on Friday 22nd of May. 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. Big business wants to influence this year´s crucial negotiations on a new agreement to tackle climate change. Highlight the gap between their climate rhetoric and the polluting reality and vote in the Climate Greenwash Awards 2009. The six nominees are: ArcelorMittal, BP, DONG, Repsol, Shell and Vattenfall.
Go to www.climategreenwash.org and vote!
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Posted on 23 May, 2009, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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