Business Lobby Pushes for “Direct Contact” with Negotiators at UN Climate Talks

Source: Desmog UK


By Arthur Neslen, Climate Home News

Business lobbies in Europe and the US are pushing for a distinct, direct and formalised “business channel” into UN climate negotiations.

In a submission to UN Climate Change’s Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) on 30 January, Business Europe, which represents industry confederations in 28 EU states, called for a conduit to the top table.

This would be “pivotal” to the cycle of reviewing national climate pledges that was established under the Paris Agreement, the document argues.