Documents reveal Microsoft is working with the Egyptian Government to use COP27 to maximise fossil fuel exploitation – and the owners of the Daily Mail are helping them.
Despite hosting the United Nations COP27 climate summit, the Egyptian Government is simultaneously partnering with the world’s biggest fossil fuel polluters in a bid to accelerate massive increases in oil and gas investments in the Middle East, North Africa and the Mediterranean, documents seen by Byline Times exclusively reveal.
And it’s doing so with the backing of renowned technology giant Microsoft, as well as the help of the conglomerate behind the British climate-denying Daily Mail newspaper.
Promotional documents prepared for the upcoming ‘EGYPS’ Egypt Petroleum Show to be held from 13 to 15 February 2023 – just two months after the UN climate summit – show that Egypt as well as its fossil fuel partners are using the summit as a mechanism to dramatically increase investments in oil and gas, rather than committing to clean energy.
Companies involved include the world’s biggest oil and gas polluters such as ExxonMobil, Chevron, BP and Total, which have also been implicated in funding climate science denial.