COP27 Coverage

About the COP27 Coverage Series

DeSmog is on the ground at the United Nations climate summit in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, and will be bringing you news throughout the two-week conference.

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The Gulf petrostate, which will host COP28 next year, presents ADNOC as a source of clean energy at a huge pavilion documenting its “climate action journey.”

The Gulf petrostate, which will host COP28 next year, presents ADNOC as a source of clean energy at a huge pavilion documenting its “climate action journey.”

Campaigners warn of industrial farm lobby’s growing influence amid sharp rise in representatives attending UN climate talks in Egypt.

Campaigners warn of industrial farm lobby’s growing influence amid sharp rise in representatives attending UN climate talks in Egypt.
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Campaigners worry that focusing on increasing fertilizer efficiency will undermine food sovereignty and systemic change.

Campaigners worry that focusing on increasing fertilizer efficiency will undermine food sovereignty and systemic change.
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The tar sands industry claims publicly it’s ‘aggressively’ reducing emissions, but documents show that a top producer is telling a much less inspiring story to investors.

The tar sands industry claims publicly it’s ‘aggressively’ reducing emissions, but documents show that a top producer is telling a much less inspiring story to investors.
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Hundreds of lobbyists for Big Oil and Gas are attending the international climate summit in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, to undercut global efforts to solve the climate crisis.

Hundreds of lobbyists for Big Oil and Gas are attending the international climate summit in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, to undercut global efforts to solve the climate crisis.
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From software giants to soft drinks makers, the vast majority of partners at climate talks in Egypt are enmeshed with the oil and gas industry, researchers find.

From software giants to soft drinks makers, the vast majority of partners at climate talks in Egypt are enmeshed with the oil and gas industry, researchers find.
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A race by German and Italian companies to secure new sources of natural gas in the wake of the Ukraine invasion risks harming Africa’s clean energy transition, campaigners warn.

A race by German and Italian companies to secure new sources of natural gas in the wake of the Ukraine invasion risks harming Africa’s clean energy transition, campaigners warn.

The country has sent the second largest number of fossil fuel-linked delegates -- who campaigners accused of being “complicit in Russia’s war crimes” -- to this year's climate talks.

The country has sent the second largest number of fossil fuel-linked delegates -- who campaigners accused of being “complicit in Russia’s war crimes” -- to this year's climate talks.
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Campaigners see scant evidence that the Department of Agriculture is ready to break with its long history of promoting agribusiness at the expense of the environment.

Campaigners see scant evidence that the Department of Agriculture is ready to break with its long history of promoting agribusiness at the expense of the environment.
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Hill+Knowlton, a pioneer in disinformation tactics used by tobacco and oil companies, still represents fossil fuel clients while leading communications for the upcoming COP27 summit.

Hill+Knowlton, a pioneer in disinformation tactics used by tobacco and oil companies, still represents fossil fuel clients while leading communications for the upcoming COP27 summit.
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Critics say the US-led AIM4C coalition will sideline nature-friendly farming in favour of a polluting status quo.

Critics say the US-led AIM4C coalition will sideline nature-friendly farming in favour of a polluting status quo.
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Campaigners question “knowledge partner” role for U.S. meat lobby group NAMI ahead of climate summit.

Campaigners question “knowledge partner” role for U.S. meat lobby group NAMI ahead of climate summit.