How do you like them apples?

I blogged a couple of days ago about the corporate capture of COP19 and since then I have seen the most ridiculous registration gift ever. Registration packs are normal. Branded apples are not.

I consider apples being carved with the conference logo as the same level of absurdity as pumping greenhouse gases into the atmosphere to levels which increase the temperature of the planet, with full foresight of the consequences yet lack of ambition and mitigation.

I did not take an apple, and if they are here for the duration of the conference I will not take one. To me these apples, symbolically represent the corporate capture of climate politics and as such I will not consume these apples in the hope that less apples will be supplied. I realise most will have already been lasered but I believe that through our consumption we have an enormous amount of power to exercise.

Note: Since my last post, the Corporate Europe Observatory has released their guide called 'The COP19 guide to Corporate Lobbying', a great read with lots of detail on some questionable activities.

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Posted on November 12, 2013 .