Criticism of large number of lobbyists for fossil fuels at the COP26 summit



The number of lobbyists for fossil fuels at the UN world climate conference COP26 in Glasgow attracted criticism from climate activists at the beginning of the second week of the summit.

Glasgow – The number of lobbyists for fossil fuels at the UN world climate conference COP26 in Glasgow attracted criticism from climate activists at the beginning of the second week of the summit. According to the organization Global Witness, the number of oil and gas lobbyists is greater than any single delegation from the participating countries. According to the information, this comes from a list of the United Nations. Accordingly, 503 lobbyists from the oil and gas industry are accredited at the conference. The largest national delegation, Brazil, has only 479 members.

At the same time, many groups from countries particularly hard hit by climate change have complained about a lack of access to the conference, the press release said. The presence of hundreds of lobbyists would “only increase the skepticism of climate protection activists,” warned Murray Worthy of Global Witness, according to the announcement.

At the COP26 in Glasgow, heads of state and government as well as delegations and experts from 200 countries are currently wrestling about how the Paris climate target of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius can be achieved. (dpa)


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