While elites fixate on technological fixes such as “net zero” emissions, communities of color fear it will disproportionately impact them and instead demand a just phasing out of oil and gas—and a seat at the table.
The time has come to stop viewing these plants with a blind eye and start to use them in an effective way.
“Once again, the UN climate summit just prioritized the voices of the privileged and not those that are most affected by the climate crisis.”
The agreement was light on details but significant nonetheless.
A DeSmog analysis found that the delegations from multiple countries are heavily drawn from their oil ministries and even large oil companies. Shell and other publicly traded oil giants are also attending the climate proceedings under the cover of trade groups.
"Are we fighting to save ourselves and our living planet or are we fighting to maintain business as usual? Our leaders say we can have both, but the harsh truth is that is not possible."
The COP26 delegation includes the CEO of Minerva Foods, and the chair of Marfrig, two of the world’s largest beef companies. Critics say their presence “smacks of greenwashing.”
COP Twenty-six! That is how many times the UN has assembled world leaders to try to tackle the climate crisis. But the...
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