New research from CEO, Corporate Accountability and Global Witness shows there were over 100 more fossil fuel lobbyists registered to attend the COP27 climate talks in Sharm El-Sheik, Egypt, than last year in Glasgow, UK.
Data analysis of the UN’s provisional list of named attendees identified at least 636 fossil fuel lobbyists, affiliated with some of the world's biggest polluting oil and gas giants such as Shell, Chevron and BP. This is an increase of over 25% from COP26, showing a rise in the influence of the fossil fuel industry at the climate talks that are already rife with accusations of civil society censorship and corporate influence.
Key takeaways from the analysis:
- 636 fossil fuel lobbyists are registered to attend COP27, an increase of over 25% from COP26 held last year in Glasgow
- More fossil fuel lobbyists than any single national delegation, besides the UAE who have registered 1,070 delegates compared to 176 last year. 70 of their delegation this year are classed as fossil fuel lobbyists.
- Despite being the “African COP” there are more fossil fuel lobbyists registered than any national delegation from the African continent.
- 29 countries in total have fossil fuel lobbyists within their national delegations. After the UAE, Russia has the second most with 33.
- There are more fossil fuel lobbyists registered than representatives of the ten countries most impacted by climate change according to GermanWatch (Puerto Rico, Myanmar, Haiti, Philippines, Mozambique, The Bahamas, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Thailand, Nepal)
Read the analysis here.