Policy development

Lobbying and undue influence present particular challenges for the development of fair and effective climate mitigation and adaptation policies at the international and national level. There is ample evidence to suggest that lobbying by the fossil fuel industries has sought to influence international climate negotiations, with some arguing that international climate policy has essentially been captured by fossil fuel interests and steered towards carbon trading and adaptation, rather than catalysing rapid transitions to low-carbon economies.[1]

At the national level, powerful corporations and industry groups (such as agriculture, automobile and logging sectors) may be against effective climate policy and regulations,[2] and their influence over government climate decision making needs to be monitored and kept in check.[3]


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