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Who knew climate conferences had corporate sponsors? 183,295 people, that’s who, for they have signed a petition telling the UN suits to ditch the sponsor of this year’s jamboree in Egypt which is… Coca-Cola.
That’s Coca “oh hi! we’re the biggest plastic polluter in the world!” Cola. Producers of 200,000 plastic bottles EVERY MINUTE coca-cola. Corporate lobbyists supreme, Coca-Cola. Everyone’s favourite pilferer of scarce fresh water supplies and flogger of brown sugary fizz, Coca-Cola.
WHAT. THE. ACTUAL.
We speak to Georgia Elliott-Smith, legal activist and originator of said petition,
to find out what on earth is going on, and discover the astonishing extent to which climate conferences – meetings we naively assumed (SILLY US!) were about halting the destruction life on earth – are massive trade shows for polluters.
Sign Georgia’s petition here https://www.change.org/p/remove-coca-cola-as-sponsors-of-cop27
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