Welcome back to COP, LOOK, LISTEN. We’ve said it before, but it bears repeating: COP28 has more fossil fuel lobbyists than any in history. At least 475 of them are working for the carbon capture and storage (CCS) industry. But what are they trying to achieve? We dug into the public reports and documents of multiple lobby groups to see what they might be promoting in the halls of Expo City. Turns out, instead of viewing CCS as a last resort strategy for “hard-to-abate sectors”, some groups approach it as a lifeline to justify continued expansion of fossil fuels.
P.S. This is a carbon capture double-header. Yesterday we covered how false solutions (mainly CCS) have been promoted across social media before and during COP28. In case you missed our Special Edition, go read it here.
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