New rules for COP attendees require disclosure of affiliation

Lobbyists for fossil fuel industry interests have for many decades obstructed and delayed the actions needed to curb global warming, according to an Inside Climate News interview with said Rachel Rose Jackson, from the NGO watchdog Corporate Accountability. This will however change with new rules on transparency and disclosure of affiliation to take effect for registrations at COP28 later this year. Jackson said “when people log in to register for badges, there will be an announcement that says there’s a new rule,” she said. “Disclosure of affiliation will be mandatory and will be listed publicly.” The rule closes a small but significant loophole that enabled lobbyists to participate under the banners of nations or organizations without disclosing corporate ties publicly, she said.

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