Corporate Accountability Intl. calls for "big polluters" not to be part of negotiations on global climate deal
Author: Asian Tribune, Published on: 17 June 2015
"Turning tables: Growing support against corporate capture of climate policy-making", 13 Jun 2015
In the final days of the Bonn Climate Change Conference of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Corporate Accountability International delivered a resounding call to the governments who have ratified the UNFCCC: protect the treaty and climate policy making from the undue influence of the globe's biggest polluters. The call endorsed by over 224,000 sends a strong message to kick big polluters out of climate policy...From aggressive lobbying of national governments to bankrolling of international meetings, the fossil fuel industry interferes at all levels...COP 21 in Paris may be yet another "Corporate COP" with the announcement of EDF and Suez Environnement as lead sponsors...It is important to note that as the climate policy-making processes move forward, there are other processes too...which may help address corporate capture...For example,...a...binding treaty on business and human rights...