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Industry Lobbyists at UN climate summit

littleperson | 11.12.2008 19:17 | Climate Chaos

News from the Corporate Europe Observatory on UN climate summit in Poznan, Poland

Blogging from Poznan
CEO's Yiorgos Vassalos reports from Poznan, where the UN climate
summit reaches its climax in the end of this week. More than 1400
industry lobbyists are present at the summit, representing over 80
corporate groupings. One of the biggest corporate players in Poznan
is the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD),
with 65 lobbyists. The WBCSD hopes to avoid mandatory emission
reduction schemes by pushing for voluntary, industry-driven
agreements for steel, cement and other energy-intensive sectors. The
WBCSD also wants government support for 'clean' coal and nuclear
energy - it wants 700 new nuclear power stations - and insists on an
even bigger role for big business in UN climate talks. Read more