Tag: COP27

How COP27 nearly foundered as fossil fuel lobbyists were busy greenwashing

Cop27 greenwashing

The COP27 climate change conference has been and gone. The ambitions were modest and the outcomes even more so. The large number of fossil fuel lobbyists in attendance did little to buyo the mood of impending doom. Story courtesy aapX.

Source: How COP27 nearly foundered as fossil fuel lobbyists were busy greenwashing

COP27: Australia promotes fossil fuels as pathway to carbon neutrality – Pearls and Irritations

Burning gas burner of a home stove in the middle of which is the flag of the country of Australia. Image: iStock“ ….. to transition towards low-emission energy systems, including by rapidly scaling up the deployment of clean power generation and energy efficiency measures, including accelerating efforts towards the phasedown of unabated coal power and phase-out of inefficient fossil fuel subsidies……

” The inclusion of ‘low emission’ (read gas) fuels means gas is now promoted alongside renewable energy as a pathway to carbon neutrality. The driving force behind this blatant policy regression was middle eastern oil interests/ governments and a compliant Egyptian host (one wonders what extraordinary wisdom led to this choice of country and region for such a critically important meeting of COP which, not surprisingly, was besieged by regional carbon industry delegates). An Australian pushback to this regression was nowhere to be seen nor its absence reported on. Backing up the promotion of gas is the reference to ‘clean’ (read carbon capture and storage (CCS)) energy. No recognition here that, as Australia has found, CCS remains unproven at scale and therefore its cost-benefit unknown – both for gas extraction and coal fired power generation.

Source: COP27: Australia promotes fossil fuels as pathway to carbon neutrality – Pearls and Irritations

Old Dog Thought- What we see here is a “donation” to the LNP and not “New”. A false product disguised as news

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‘Toxic cover-up’: 6 lessons Australia can draw from the UN’s scathing report on greenwashing

The United Nations this week slammed corporate “greenwashing” and said organisations cannot claim to be net-zero while supporting fossil fuel projects.

Source: ‘Toxic cover-up’: 6 lessons Australia can draw from the UN’s scathing report on greenwashing

Old Dog Thought- We need the original ABC with its Charter to to bring governments to account no matter who they are. Not the private media corporations run by Murdoch, Stokes and now Costello

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COP27: Fossil Fuel Lobbyists Swarm Climate Talks

COP27 the Fossil Fuel Lobbyist Invasion

The COP27 talks in Egypt have been billed as an opportunity for countries to “showcase unity” against the existential threat of climate change, but an analysis released Thursday shows there are more fossil fuel lobbyists attending the conference than representatives of the 10 nations most affected by the crisis, heightening concerns that industry influence will water down any agreements reached at the event.

Source: COP27: Fossil Fuel Lobbyists Swarm Climate Talks

Rich told to cough up for climate change – Michael West

The rich get told , They Pledge in Public. Then do Sweet FA.

Leaders from poor countries criticised wealthy governments and oil companies for driving global warming, using their speeches at the COP27 climate summit in Egypt to demand that they pay up for damages being inflicting on their economies.

Source: Rich told to cough up for climate change – Michael West

Andrew Forrest says big companies are ‘forcing’ customers to ‘destroy the planet’ – ABC News

Australian mining magnate Andrew “Twiggy” Forrest has accused energy companies and businesses selling single-use plastics of forcing customers to “destroy the planet”.

Source: Andrew Forrest says big companies are ‘forcing’ customers to ‘destroy the planet’ – ABC News

Coca-Cola, the world’s largest plastic Polluter, is sponsoring COP27. Here’s why that’s a problem

In a massive feat of irony, Coca-Cola, the world’s largest plastic polluter, is sponsoring COP27, the world’s largest annual environmental conference, which will take place in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, from November 6–18.

Source: Coca-Cola, the world’s largest plastic Polluter, is sponsoring COP27. Here’s why that’s a problem