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In light of their decision to invite two notorious climate deniers to speak at their conference, I have decided I must withdraw from participating in the CC Forum "Investment in Sustainable Development" event in London next week london.cc-forum.com

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Given the immense stakes & need for immediate climate action, I cannot in good conscience lend legitimacy to an event that would profile grifters who knowingly shill for fossil fuel polluters, even as millions have their lives & livelihoods destroyed by climate impacts 2/8
I was initially excited to speak at the event, billing itself as a “conference which is 100% dedicated to investment in sustainability”. But was horrified to subsequently discover Monckton & Morano added to the agenda. Both are infamous for spreading climate disinformation 3/8 Image
Monckton has even been given his own keynote address, despite eminent climate scientists having previously testified to congress that he is “very misleading”, “profoundly wrong” and “simply false” in his beliefs about climate science. 4/8

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Morano has the dubious honour of being awarded the title of ‘climate change misinformer of the year’ and currently works for a think tank that has received funding from fossil fuel majors such as Exxon & Chevron. 5/8

I feel it is wholly inappropriate for any conference that claims to be promoting climate action to be facilitating the promotion of such disinformation.

Their entire shtick is to sow doubt & confusion to undermine public trust in the science of climate change. 6/8
Perhaps most concerning of all is the announcement that the UK’s new climate minister, Graham Stuart, is also speaking right before Monckton & Morano.

What on earth is he doing speaking at an event alongside them?! 7/8 Image
If, like me, you can no longer take part in conferences that promote climate deniers then please boycott, speak loudly & use your voice & platform to create an alternative. We know a better world is possible if conferences like this stop enabling those willing to destroy it! /end
*Breaking news* from @AdamBarnett13

Seems like I'm not the only one to withdraw from taking part!


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