Big oil need not apply: UK raises the bar for UN climate summit – then all head for the airport?

Posted: August 19, 2020 by oldbrew in climate, Energy, government, ideology, IPCC
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What do these sanctimonious blowhards imagine all the journeys to the conference — without which it wouldn’t take place at all — will be powered by? The hypocrisy is epic.
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The UK government will not accept sponsorship from fossil fuel companies for next year’s UN climate summit in Glasgow, Climate Home News understands.

Like in previous years, the UK hosts of the two-week event are seeking corporate sponsors to shoulder some of the cost, initially estimated at £250 million ($330m).

Unlike in previous years, which have seen large polluters use such deals to bolster their green credentials, sponsors of Cop26 are expected to have a credible plan to cut their emissions to net zero by 2050, the official website states.

Climate Home News understands that oil and gas majors will not be considered.

Rachel Rose Jackson, director of climate research and policy at the Boston-based NGO Corporate Accountability, has long campaigned for polluters to be “kicked out” of climate talks.

She told CHN that, if confirmed, the decision to exclude oil and gas companies from sponsorship deals would be “a testament to the strength of the movement”.

“For years, the UN climate talks have failed to deliver for people on the global frontlines of the climate crisis, yet has rolled out the red carpet for the world’s largest polluters,” she said.

A decision not to allow oil and gas sponsorship “is long overdue,” she added. “It should be the bare minimum of any government hosting talks meant to avert the very crisis that the fossil fuel industry has fueled and profited off of for decades.”

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Comments
  1. oldbrew says:

    Rachel Rose Jackson, director of climate research and policy at the Boston-based NGO Corporate Accountability, has long campaigned for polluters to be “kicked out” of climate talks.

    What has climate got to do with pollution?

  2. Graeme No.3 says:

    The biggest reduction in CO2 emissions they could make is to cancel this unnecessary conference.
    What is it going to achieve apart from another press release?

  3. cognog2 says:

    Rose Jackson’s comments trashes the credibility of the COP 26 conference if the UK hosts take note of it. Someone should tell her that honest science doesn’t work like that.
    The result if implemented will be just a lot of stupid greenies jumping up and down – noisily.

  4. hunterson7 says:

    Pathetic green reactionaries.

  5. oldbrew says:

    Let’s see how many wind or solar farm owners want to cough up a slice of that £250 million.

  6. Gamecock says:

    ‘She told CHN that, if confirmed, the decision to exclude oil and gas companies from sponsorship deals would be “a testament to the strength of the movement”.’

    Wat?

    “We prohibit you from giving us money. See how strong we are?”

  7. saighdear says:

    Seemplz Eezy Kompare the Market -Supply & demand – and stuff them all! Oil Companies should simply NOT SUPPLY fuel to Aircraft heading for the event – and like wise the Airlines SHOULD NOT Fly the Hypocrites – Turkeys voting for Xmas Loud & Clear!

  8. Paul Vaughan says:

    Bigger than Oil

    BT monopolies have quickly amassed too much power.

    Family A has $100000 and spends $2000. Balance: $98000.
    Family B has $2000 and spends $2000. Balance $0.

    While enjoying another wonderful day on the yacht, Family A can neither stomach nor fathom what is happening with Family B.

    I don’t want to see Family B become homeless. That has long-term costs.

    Who should pay to save Family B from BIG TECH MONOPOLY pandemic profiteering?

    (SARC) Such a tough question to answer. (/SARC)

    Enough f***ing around with words politicians: Just f***ing do it!!
    And just imagine how unstable the world will be FOR EVERYONE if you don’t.

  9. tom0mason says:

    To quote George Orwell
    “Some ideas are so stupid that only intellectuals believe them.”

  10. saighdear says:

    Huh, Stupid is what stupid does, …. @tom0mason, yes indeed, and I think there are too many Uni’s teaching intellectual subjects …. Dare I ask whether Law is one of them?
    Trouble is: too many fowk pass examsand get Hi grades from Parrot learning – and can’t apply the knowledge. Life is not a Layed out grid of fixed streetnames. ….
    All this political control stuff baiting those of us who are too busy doing a job. When will the Bear bite back? but then Look out – and outcomes are not always as planned or expected. ..

  11. oldbrew says:

    Climate Home News and many others seem to think, or pretend to, that ‘net zero’ is a response to a pollution problem 🤣

  12. oldbrew says:

    Will fossil fuel sponsors be allowed at the next U.N. climate conference?
    Aug 20, 2020

    Climate Home News reported this week that the U.K.’s requirements for sponsorship mean it is effectively banning fossil fuel partners. But a spokesperson for COP26 declined to confirm whether that interpretation was accurate. “We conduct due diligence on all potential sponsors, and will ensure compliance with rigorous government standards,” the spokesperson said in an email to Grist.

    https://grist.org/climate/will-fossil-fuel-sponsors-be-allowed-at-the-next-u-n-climate-conference-cop26-net-zero/

    She forgot to add: “you mugs!” 🤗

  13. hunterson7 says:

    The only people fueling and profiteering from the climate crisis are the greens. They created it, weaponized it, and monetized it. The climate consensus industry is a bigger parasite on the world’s productivity than all religions combined.

  14. Gamecock says:

    Defund the COPs.

  15. Gamecock says:

    ‘She told CHN that, if confirmed, the decision to exclude oil and gas companies from sponsorship deals would be “a testament to the strength of the movement”.’

    Strength? Your target is willing to sponsor you.

  16. Adam Gallon says:

    “The only people fueling and profiteering from the climate crisis are the greens.”
    Nope.
    Who owns the “Renewable” energy companies?
    Who’s making the EVs?
    Who’s building the houses to the new energy standards?
    Who’s running the electrified railways, indeed building them?

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