Fossil fuel lobbyists descend on Morocco climate talks
Fossil fuels will be heavily represented at next week’s Morocco Climate talks: Diplomats will convene in Marrakech for a couple of weeks starting Monday to determine how the signers of the Paris climate agreement will meet their pledges.
[A]s the advocacy organization Corporate Accountability International shows, coal and gas representatives are also heavily involved. The long list of non-governmental organizations accepted by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the body that runs the annual talks, includes groups like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Shell Foundation, linked to carbon-spewing companies such as Chevron and Shell. […]
In May, Bolivia, Ecuador, Guatemala, and Nicaragua called for an examination of “observers” at the talks, like NGOs and private companies, that represent a conflict of interest.
(Originally appeared at DailyKos.)