Fossil Fuel Lobbyists Have Larger Presence at COP26 Than Any Single Country: Report

Posted on AllSides November 8th, 2021
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A coalition of watchdog groups estimated Monday that fossil fuel industry representatives have a larger presence at COP26 than officials from any single country, a finding that further intensified environmentalists' concerns about the legitimacy of the high-stakes climate summit.

After pouring over a 1,600-page United Nations list of approved COP26 attendees, the coalition led by Global Witness published an analysis showing that at least 503 fossil fuel lobbyists have been admitted to the summit in Glasgow, Scotland.

That means the oil and gas industry—the principal driver of the crisis that COP26 was ostensibly convened to tackle—unofficially has...

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