Oil and coal-rich countries lobbied for changes to UN climate report, leak shows

Oil and coal-rich countries lobbied for changes to UN climate report, leak shows

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 (IPCC) to remove recommendations that the world needs to phase out fossil fuels.

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