Deny, Deceive, Delay Vol. 2: Exposing New Trends in Climate Mis- and Disinformation at COP27
The Climate Action Against Disinformation (CAAD) coalition led the development of a real-time unit to monitor, expose, and resist anti-climate campaigns in the run-up to the 2022 climate conference in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt (COP27). The endeavor, which was managed by the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD), brought together the skills and knowledge of 15 worldwide partners from Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and Sub-Saharan Africa. The resulting report is the product of their study since October 2022, building on the ideas from their 'COP, Look, Listen' Briefings and putting out a plan of action for the coming year. The report will guide CAAD's continued work and advocacy objectives, including engagement with big tech to develop a proportional, systemic response to climate misinformation on platforms; grassroots public education and "pre-bunking efforts"; and work with international organizations like UNFCCC to formalize disinformation response as part of climate policy.