Information released by the Danish government shows that they invited business groups to set up the World Business Summit on Climate Change and encouraged them to input into the UN climate talks.
The Danish government, which will host the crucial UN climate summit in December, wants to create an alliance with big business to promote an ambitious international climate agreement. As a result, it it has helped facilitate what may be this year’s biggest climate lobbying event: the World Business Summit on Climate Change in Copenhagen from 24 - 27 May.
Big business is putting forward a mixture of unproven technological fixes and evasive measures as the way to tackle climate change. The Danish government’s close cooperation with big business in the run-up to UN climate summit in December, carries the risk of undermining decisive international action on climate change.
Read more about the pro-business strategy of the Danish government in a new report, based upon a large number of internal documents from four Danish ministries, obtained through an access to information request:
Climate Summit Inc., Corporate Europe Observatory, 20 May 2009.