Greenpeace's latest report, entitled 'Who's Holding us Back?', reveals how a handful of major corporations are adversely influencing governments, and polluting the political process on climate legislation. According to the report, Eskom, BASF, BHP Billiton, Shell, and Koch Industries are among those obstructing decisive action on climate change.
To coincide with the UN Climate Change Conference, which begins in Durban today, Greenpeace have released a controversial direct communication campaign profiling President Obama, Prime Minister Harper, Manuel Barroso Head of the European Commission (below) and President Zuma. The artist renderings have the leaders faces composed of corporate logos and challenge the leaders in Durban to “Listen to the people, not the polluters”.
The tagline 'Show us what you're really made of ...' is a play on words. If you look carefully, you will see that the image is made up of corporate logos. And if someone shows you what they are made of, they show you what they can achieve, or what they are really like.
• Durban Climate Change Summit (Newsy video)
• Durban Climate Change Conference (official UN site)
• Durban climate change conference 2011 (The Guardian)
• Durban Climate Talks: Last chance for the US (Greenpeace)