Fossil fuel groups ‘destroying’ climate talks, say NGOs

Posted: December 8, 2019 by oldbrew in climate, Energy, ideology, IPCC
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Where’s the logic? Nearly all these folk arrived in Madrid thanks to fossil fuels. They accepted sponsorship – without which there wouldn’t be a conference – from companies that deal in fossil fuels. But now they want to whine about who and what they’re depending on.

Oil and gas groups were accused Saturday of seeking to influence climate talks in Madrid by paying millions in sponsorship and sending dozens of lobbyists to delay what scientists say is a necessary and rapid cut in fossil fuel use.

A day after tens of thousands marched in the Spanish capital demanding climate action, seven environmental groups raised concerns to AFP over the role of fossil fuel representatives at the COP25 summit, reports Phys.org.

Under the 2015 Paris Agreement, nations agreed to limit global warming to “well below” two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) and as close to 1.5C as possible.

The UN’s top science panel says that 1.5C would require a radical drawdown in fossil fuel usage.

Delegates are gathered in Madrid negotiating how to implement the Paris pledges. The summit was moved at short notice after domestic unrest forced original host Chile to cancel.

Spanish energy giants Endesa and Iberdrola stepped in to sponsor the conference, which brings together more than 20,000 negotiators, scientists, NGOs and journalists from around the world.

AFP has been told that each company paid 2 million euros to be COP25 “Platinum” sponsors, affording them prominent branding and trade stalls at the event.

Endesa is one of Spain’s largest greenhouse gas emitters, producing just over 60 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent last year alone.

Iberdrola produced 24.6 million tonnes in 2018.

Neither group nor organisers confirmed the exact cost but their sponsorship of a conference designed to reach consensus on how to cut emissions drew allegations of “greenwashing” from observers.

“Bankrolling the global climate negotiations is a classic trick from the polluter’s playbook,” said Jean Su, energy director with the Center for Biological Diversity.

Full report here.

Comments
  1. Gamecock says:

    It is decadence. Attacking those who keep them alive. And entertained.

    ‘The UN’s top science panel says that 1.5C would require a radical drawdown in fossil fuel usage.’

    They use a decimal point to show they have a sense of humour.

  2. tom0mason says:

    “Fossil fuel groups ‘destroying’ climate talks, say NGOs “

    The NGOs are absolutely correct!
    International Climate shindigs must be made fossil fuel free!

    Fossil Fuel groups and their devilish suppliers sell their fantastic products to these wastrels so that they can drive limousines, fly planes, have air-conditioning in the luxurious hotels in which they stay, hotels which were built using fossil fuels, are powered by fossil fuels, and incorporate so many modern fossil fuel derived products and amenities.

    All this must stop !

    Henceforth all climate conferences/parties/orgies MUST only be convened without the assistance of ANY fossil fuel derived power and products what so ever!

    🙂

  3. oldbrew says:

    Climate scientists try to cut their own carbon footprints
    By SETH BORENSTEIN an hour ago

    “It’s like having an overweight doctor giving you dieting advice”

    https://apnews.com/dde2bf108411ecd973de60bfda5250aa
    – – –
    Your climate spin doctor will see you now 😄

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  5. BoyfromTottenham says:

    Total hypocrisy – take their money and then criticise them for doing it!

  6. Phoenix44 says:

    People with a different view should not be allowed to try and influence decision-makers, said various whiny groups.

    Only our views should be heard, said organisations made up of extreme activists with minority views.

  7. Paul Weber says:

    Translation: Warmists: “We can win the argument only by silencing the other side.”

  8. oldbrew says:

    You have to laugh…

    Emma Thompson: ‘Lots of People Who Protest about Climate Have to Fly to Join Conferences’
    By JIM GERAGHTY
    December 9, 2019

    Of course, everyone else believes their flights are necessary as well. Also, let’s take a moment to appreciate the ingenious concept that your carbon emissions somehow become less harmful or consequential if you simply wished you had a cleaner option and have wanted one for a long time.

    https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/lots-of-people-who-protest-about-climate-have-to-fly-to-join-conferences/

  9. hunterson7 says:

    In our climate-obsessed world, Phys.org is yet another anti-science reality rejecting mouthpiece. How pathetic.

  10. hunterson7 says:

    ….and poor Emma Thompson. She was so amazing in Henry V. Now she is a lunatic planning recipes for eating pets.

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