Upcoming UN Climate Change talks in Poland will be greenwash

At the upcoming UN climate talks, the Conference of Parties (COP) 19 in Poland, the EU aims to expand carbon markets that would benefit big polluters, says a Statement signed by 135+ groups, movements and networks from all over the world. The Statement denounces the corporate capture of COP19 by the same companies that stand to profit.

Tamara Gilbertson from Carbon Trade Watch said,

“The European Commission and the carbon crooks who turn profits from the failing EU ETS are pushing for a lifeline through linking up markets, foreshadowing a global carbon market.”

The statement explains that COP19 partners include Polish energy group PGE, whose Belchatow coal-fired plant was the biggest polluter and the biggest recipient of free allowances in 2012.
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