Exclusive: carmakers among key opponents of climate action

Lobbying in US and Europe has tried to block and delay moves to cut emissions, study showsFossil fuel firms’ social media fightback against climate actionGlobal carmakers are among the leading opponents of action on the climate crisis, according...

Exclusive: carmakers among key opponents of climate action

Lobbying in US and Europe has tried to block and delay moves to cut emissions, study shows

Global carmakers are among the leading opponents of action on the climate crisis, according to exclusive analysis of the way major corporations frustrate or undermine initiatives to cut greenhouse gases.

The research for the Guardian reveals that while the automotive industry releases public statements that support climate initiatives, such as increased electrification, it has been pouring millions of dollars through industry bodies into lobbying efforts to challenge attempts to tackle global heating in the past four years.

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