There is only one way to describe the announcement by The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) that they have accepted Coca-Cola as a corporate sponsor of COP27 which will be held in in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, from 6 to 18 November 2022. DISGUSTING is the description!
It is disgusting because Coca-Cola has been identified as the world’s leading plastic polluter globally. The company is also responsible of enabling fossil fuels contribution to the climate crisis , unsustainable use of water resources, and negative impacts on communities.
It is therefore disgusting that a company that contributes tremendously to plastic pollution and climate crisis can be accepted by a global body meant to find solutions to these problems as a sponsor.
We therefore demand that UNFCC and the Government of Egypt revokes Coca-Cola’s sponsorship of this important conference. We further ask that the global civil society and activists add their voice in condemning this sponsorship. We also ask that the civil society and activists should consider boycotting COP27, if the sponsorship will not be cancelled.
ABOUT CLEAN UP KENYA