Oil, climate change, and Patricia Espinosa’s short memory

Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC, was in Weimar, Germany this week. In her first speech since COP 24, she said that the UN climate meeting in Katowice reached an “extremely successful outcome”. Of course Espinosa doesn’t mean that the meeting was successful in addressing climate change. She just means that it was successful in continuing the never-ending farce of the UN climate negotiations.

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REDD-Monitor’s top ten posts in 2018

Last year, four of the top five posts on REDD-Monitor were about scams and frauds. But half of the top ten posts featured forests and climate change. And the post about EcoPlanet Bamboo is about a bamboo plantation company and a slowly unravelling investment scam. Inveterate fraudster Renwick Haddow appears in three of the top ten posts in 2018 (as he did in 2017).

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