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Expert reaction to BBC/Greenpeace exposé of governments lobbying IPCC climate science

1 month ago   |   By Science Media Centre

The leak of documents shows a number of countries and organisations arguing that the world does not need to reduce the use of fossil fuels as quickly as the current draft of the UN report recommends.
Prof Piers Forster, Professor of Climate Change and Priestley Centre Director, University of Leeds, said:
“In my over 20 years' experience of writing IPCC reports there has always been lobbying from multiple directions. It is important to note that the authors get the last word as ultimately the report rests on peer reviewed science, not opinion.
“The ‘I' in IPCC means ‘Intergovernmental' for...
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Oil and coal-rich countries lobbied for changes to UN climate report, leak shows

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

States with large meat and dairy industries also attempted to amend IPCC's report, documents say Countries that produce coal, oil, beef and animal feed have been lobbying to water down a landmark UN climate report, according to a leak of documents seen by Greenpeace's investigation team. Days before Cop26, the international climate change negotiations taking place in Glasgow, the leaks show fossil fuel producers including Australia, Saudi Arabia, Iran and Japan are lobbying the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to remove recommendations that the world needs to phase out fossil fuels.
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Cop26 document leak shows the countries lobbying to alter crucial UN climate report

Cop26 document leak shows the countries lobbying to alter crucial UN climate report

1 month ago   |   By The Telegraph


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