29 Nov '13, 10pm

Guide Claims Warsaw COP19 Climate Talks Were Captured By Corporate Fossil Fuel Interests

THERE were two logos on the grey felt conference bags offered to delegates at the recent COP19 United Nations climate change negotiations in Warsaw. One was the official COP19 logo, embroidered onto the flap of the document bag inside which negotiators, observers and UN staff could carry around the draft texts which were supposed to pave the way for a new global deal to cut emissions of greenhouse gases. Nestled unashamedly and proudly alongside this COP19 logo was the official mark of the Lotos Group - an oil and gas company majority owned by the Polish Government. The juxtaposition was emblematic of the talks in Warsaw, which some observers described as the most "corporate captured yet " of any of the United Nations climate talks since the first "Conference of Parties" was convened in Berlin, Germany, in 1995. Alongside LOTOS Group, other major corporate sponsors of COP1...

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