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Pinocchio Climate Awards 2015: voting opens for dirtiest corporate Pinocchio
Author: Friends of the Earth, Corporate Europe Observatory & ActionAid France, Published on: 5 November 2015
Some of the largest and most influential companies in the world are up for public vote, which opens today, for awards in three categories – lobbying, greenwashing and impacts on communities. Nominees include sponsors of the UN climate talks BNP-Paribas, EDF and Engie, who have significant investments in dirty energy, from fossil fuels to nuclear energy...Nominees include those whose activities are harming communities worldwide, with Shell nominated for its legacy of environmental and social devastation in Nigeria. Other nominees are Total, the oil and gas giant, for infiltrating the European renewables lobby, Avril for pushing biofuels, Chevron, Yara and mining company Anglo-American...Pascoe Sabido, researcher and campaigner for Corporate Europe Observatory said: “These Pinnochios show the immense damage to poor communities and efforts to tackle climate change being inflicted by unaccountable corporations. Those causing the problem should not be deciding how we fix it. It's time we kicked the Big Polluters out of climate negotiations at the UN and national level”...