BBC News Review: COP26 – Fossil fuel industry has largest delegation reviews

May 22, 2022

There are more delegates at COP26 associated with the fossil fuel industry than from any single country, analysis shared with the BBC shows.
Campaigners led by Global Witness assessed the participant list published by the UN at the start of this meeting.
Rob and Neil discuss the news story and teach you some related vocabulary so you can talk about it too.

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Video chapters:
0:00​​​​​​​​​​ – Introduction
0:35 – Story
1:42 – Headline 1: BBC News: COP26: Fossil fuel industry has largest delegation at climate summit
5:20 – Headline 2: Mail Online: COP26’s largest delegation?
8:46 – Headline 3: Daily Mirror: Outrage as fossil fuel and nuclear power firms swamp COP26 with 1,000 lobbyists
11:30 – Language summary

Key words and phrases:
delegation – group of people chosen to represent an organisation
– A delegation from the trade union was sent to speak to the company’s management.
– Delegations from all countries were sent to the conference.

fossil – made from decayed materials from thousands of years ago
– If we don’t stop burning fossil fuels, climate change will get worse.
– We discovered an amazing fossil while walking on the beach.

swamp – overwhelm with large numbers
– We’ve been swamped with calls from people wanting tickets.
– The shop was swamped with fans wanting the celebrity’s autograph.

To download the audio and a transcript and test your understanding, go to our website:

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  1. Reply
    Александр Пашков May 22, 2022 at 6:31 am

    It is great when a lot of website prefer to learn English for money meanwhile we have free bbc learn English – thanks for your work

  2. Where's Catherine? I hope she's fine.

  3. Love u all.

  4. Thank you for this useful video. I learn a lot from this videos. I wanna say something. At 9:30, English subtitle is mispelled. Neil says "reed", but in the subtitle this word written "read". Can you change this mistake?

  5. How many people used 'cc' button

  6. Good wine need no bush….it's great.. tks BBC….

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    Khuyến Nguyễn May 22, 2022 at 6:31 am

    Nice. I like the BBC's English teaching program.

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    Kim Sejeong (김세정) Kpop May 22, 2022 at 6:31 am

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  9. Excellent all of both from Paris. GÈNIAL

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    Anvar Ashuraliyev May 22, 2022 at 6:31 am

    Wonderful, wonderful,wonderful and again winderful !!

  11. a very nice !!!

  12. Swamped with beer sounds just right :))

  13. Complete con

  14. The programme is excellent, if you also read out the summary and the example sentences, that'll be perfect.

  15. we are trying to reduce using fossil fuel to prevent our enviroment health and also delegations from many countrys discussed to resolve these problems related of fossil burning.we are trying to use green energy and to made zero emmision using advanced technology.nowaday scientists swamp most f their time to invent zero emission products. your videos is GOAT. 🙂

  16. Thank you so much you both fantastic

  17. Reply
    Вилям Леонардо Панченко May 22, 2022 at 6:31 am

    What means "COP 26"C ? O? P ?

  18. Reply
    Вилям Леонардо Панченко May 22, 2022 at 6:31 am


  19. Why does COP fail. COP fails because it is setup to fail. What needs to be done to fix the problem? Immediately reduce fossil fuels and cut emissions to zero, end subsidies for fuels, pay the real cost of fuel, transfer the funds to renewable energy and pay damages for the most effected. This is a basic need to move forward. Because of the need for every leader to agree it takes just one leader to disagree to end the proposal or you need to green wash it to the lowest ambitious in the pack! This means you are always bringing agreements to the low bar, the low bar is always going to be nothing close to what is needed! That is why it fails! It has been setup too fail by people who want it to fail! You need too reach for the highest ambitions of the leaders who are prepared to do what is needed and implement those ambitions! A coalition of the real statesman! With the rest, you drag them along with incentives or sanctions! To consider this as a democratic process is a mistake. It is a moral choice of right or wrong! The question is that do you want to leave the most important action that mankind needs to take to leadership with the least ambitions? Because that's precisely what you're doing! The scientists should map out the policy because they know what needs to be done and that needs implementation not voting on acceptance!

  20. I really appreciate these videos, my English improves while I learn about current issues. Thank you so much, BBC!

  21. I also enjoy and appreciate all your comments

  22. I love bbc learning english and do not miss any episode.thanks a lot

  23. We will send some delegates to the conference .
    The country attempted to cutting fossil fuel's burning to meet it's target.
    The pop-up shop was swarmped with customers

  24. Reply
    Caio Batista da Silva May 22, 2022 at 6:31 am

    Is Rob a boss complaining for not to go to pub with job colleagues?

  25. That is the sabotage!

  26. Thanks, you guys, i love your channel

  27. I follow your video

  28. Reply
    Brigitte saint-pé May 22, 2022 at 6:31 am

    Hello to both of you
    I just laughed my head off hearing your "fossil insult" and Rob's left-handed joke insinuating that Neil is likely to swamp with beer…..Perhaps he has been fed up with the BBC Learning English team 's jokes about his biscuits addiction…..Thanks for this video ; it was simultaneously informative and funny

  29. Change the world's food system to plant based. By doing so the 70% of farm land would be released and used to reforest to absorb all the carbon needed.

  30. The climate crisis the world faces today is rooted in the global atmosphere of White supremacy, which is directly linked to global militarism, which by far is the biggest polluter on Mother Earth. SIMPLE, therein lies our problem. No amount of money can correct this psychological deficiency, a scourge on our planet.The solutions are SIMPLE, we must change damn near everything, starting with pseudoeducation, pseudo religion, and pseudosciences, that has humanity trapped unable to fix any of the critical issues of these Tryin' Times.
    We have entered the time that goodwilled human being are seen as pathetic, we continue to do the same things expecting different results. Now Mother Earth and Father Sky are intervening on our behalf.
    from the author of the book:

  31. I love the way Rob uses question tags every now and then. He is so efficient in it. 👌👌👌

  32. cop 26 this is conference robocop OCP corporation Omni Consumer Product Police and Orion green corporate USA

  33. cop 26 this is conference robocop OCP corporation Omni Consumer Product Police and Orion green corporate USA

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    Πετρος Νικου May 22, 2022 at 6:31 am

    Swamp lobbyist

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    BBC Learning English May 22, 2022 at 6:31 am

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  36. I need subtitle 😔

  37. Why haven't subtitle on this BBC News Review? Thanks.

  38. I am from China,Maybe I don't like some reports about China on BBC news because of its unobjective views, But I like these programs so much in BBC learning English!

  39. Thanks a lot🙂

  40. well i am so shocked – NOT – the royals are already rubbing their paedo palms

  41. Hi, there! This program was great! But, the subtitle is not working. Is it possible fix, please?

  42. What happened to "The English we speak" episodes . You've stopped uploading them.

  43. Fossil fuel is the mainstay of significant proportion of developing countries.

    However the west developed their industrial might through fossil fuel, but now want it phased out with debatable "scientific" evidence they also created.

    The replacement technology is created by the west & industrial nations like China, which they will sale to developing countries at exorbitant prices.

    So this is effectively a deceptive ploy to emasculate the one and only key resource of developing countries that sustain them, which the west rely on. Then replace it with a technology and product which they (west) have monopoly on, and make the developing buy them at their own price or basically destruct.

    A truly destructive ploy by the west to completely and further perpetuate their economic domination by eliminating the only remaining economic strategic tool the developing countries have and depend on – fossil fuel.

    Can you see the Machiavellian ploy and con?

  44. thanks you so much


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