COP26: Fossil fuel industry has largest delegation at climate summit
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COP26: Fossil fuel industry has largest delegation at climate summit

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November 8, 2021

There are more delegates at COP26 associated with the fossil fuel industry than from any single country, analysis shared with the BBC shows. Campaigners led by Global Witness assessed the participant list published by the UN at the start of this meeting.


New Delhi, 08 November 2021

As per news report of BBC, They found that 503 people with links to fossil fuel interests had been accredited for the climate summit. These delegates are said to lobby for oil and gas industries, and campaigners say they should be banned. "The fossil fuel industry has spent decades denying and delaying real action on the climate crisis, which is why this is such a huge problem," says Murray Worthy from Global Witness. "Their influence is one of the biggest reasons why 25 years of UN climate talks have not led to real cuts in global emissions." Around 40,000 people are attending the COP. Brazil has the biggest official team of negotiators according to UN data, with 479 delegates.

Source - BBC

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