UK News Partner companies castigate the organization of COP26

08:50  19 october  2021
08:50  19 october  2021 Source:   lepoint.fr

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to Ten days of its launch, COP26 continues to arouse doubts and criticism. At the glasgow conference in Scotland , the states around the world will be 31 October to 12 November to negotiate and engage more concretely on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. But for the Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, it will only be a more conference that will not bring "no big changes".

In addition to the most fervent climate advocates, COP26 now attracts the wrath of several large event partner companies, which denounce with virulence the organization put in place by the United Kingdom . According to Guardian , some companies condemn a "mismanagement" and an organization of "any last minute" and denounce the lack of experience in relations with sponsors in their communication and the delay of their decisions. high prices and unwanted promises

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Among the 10 major sponsors of the event are located in particular the television group SKY,

Microsoft , Hitachi or the giant Unilever . Small ladder, Jaguar Land Rover and IKEA are also partners of COP26. An employee of one of these sponsors deplores Guardian: "They had a year more to organize the conference because of COVID. But we do not have the impression that this extra time was used to move forward. Everything seems done at the last minute.

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Partner companies have obtained the promise to promote their mark in the "green zone", important place of exhibition, and to see participate in their event events different governments. But in many mails and letters, the companies are concerned about the time of organization of this "green zone" and say they have suffered the refusals of many ministers. "It is clear that many of the organization have no experience in managing relationships in the private sector," adds the previously questioned employee. Added to this is the particularly high price of the pavilions at COP26, 30% higher than at the previous conference in Madrid, and the growing concern about possible public order disorders: early November, about 150 000 protesters are expected in Glasgow.

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