Center for Biological Diversity

Media Advisory, December 2, 2023

Contact:

Nyshie Perkinson, Center for Biological Diversity, +1 (718) 928-5148, nperkinson@biologicaldiversity.org (Dubai)
Mary K Reinhardt, Center for Biological Diversity, +1 (602) 320-7309, mkreinhart@biologicaldiversity.org (U.S.)

California Attorney General Bonta Headlines COP28 Side Event Sunday

AG Talks Big Oil Lawsuit, Followed by Global Panel on Fossil Fuel Fights

DUBAI— California Attorney General Rob Bonta will deliver remarks Sunday at a COP28 side event showcasing key global fights against fossil fuels.

Bonta will detail the groundbreaking lawsuit the state filed in September against five of the world’s largest oil companies and the American Petroleum Institute. The latest and most significant climate accountability lawsuit of its kind, it seeks to hold Big Oil accountable for lying about the science and blocking solutions to California’s worsening climate crisis. It seeks creation of a climate abatement fund, forcing polluters to pay for the damages they caused.

Bonta will be followed by a panel of global climate justice advocates fighting fossil fuels across the world. Highlights will include a recent legal win in the fight to halt gas exports on the U.S. Gulf Coast and the groundbreaking vote in Ecuador to stop oil drilling in the Amazon.

What: Highlights will include a recent legal win in the fight to halt gas exports on the U.S. Gulf Coast, building opposition to LNG development in the Philippines’ Verde Island Passage, and the groundbreaking vote in Ecuador to stop oil drilling in the Amazon.

When: 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Dubai time, Sunday Dec. 3

Where: Side Events (SE) Room 2, Building 78, Zone B6, Blue Zone, COP28 Dubai
Livestream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICUkODT3bUY

Who: Rob Bonta, California Attorney General

Jean Su, Center for Biological Diversity (moderator)

Natalia Greene, Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature, Ecuador

Samuel Nguiffo, Center for Environment and Development, Cameroon

Gerry Arances, Center for Energy, Ecology and Development, Philippines

John Beard, Jr., Port Arthur Community Action Network, United States

The Center for Biological Diversity is a national, nonprofit conservation organization with more than 1.7 million members and online activists dedicated to the protection of endangered species and wild places.

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