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The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change brought together negotiators from nearly 200 countries at its 20th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 20) in Lima, Peru. Held Dec. 1-12, the summit was called to make progress on establishing a global agreement addressing climate change, with the final deal to be decided next year in Paris.

“They’re (the fossil fuel industry) the same ones who are driving the climate crisis and the same ones who are stopping us being able to solve it…we need to get them out of this process.”

The conference’s definition of progress came into question as indigenous people’s groups along with environmental pressure groups staged a series of protests.

According to Pascoe Sabido, Corporate Europe Observatory researcher and campaigner, the COP has gone on for 20 years without developing a climate deal that’s fair and progressive. He attributed this to the aggressive lobbying of the fossil fuel industry, both at the national level and at the COP 20. “They’re (the fossil fuel industry) the same ones who are driving the climate crisis and the same ones who are stopping us being able to solve it…we need to get them out of this process.”

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