As Global Emissions Keep Rising, Advertisers Grapple With the Industry's Role at UN Climate Talks

Advocates criticize the nature of some brands' sponsorship

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Global leaders have reunited in Sharm El-Sheikh, an Egyptian resort town on the tip of the Sinai peninsula, this week for the United Nations climate conference known as COP27. Government delegations, business leaders, non-governmental organizations, activists—and, of course, advertisers—have all descended upon the scuba diving destination to discuss the climate crisis.

At the 2015 summit in Paris, global leaders agreed we shouldn’t let global warming get higher than 2 degrees Celsius above a pre-industrial baseline. Keeping it to 1.5



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