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It’s time for a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty

Originally published: Fossil Fuel Treaty on January 2024 by Fossil Fuel Treaty Staff (more by Fossil Fuel Treaty)  | (Posted Jan 24, 2024)

The Paris Agreement did not mention fossil fuels. The COP28 outcome was ridden with loopholes, qualifiers and dangerous distractions.

Why do we need a treaty?

After decades of climate negotiations, fossil fuels have finally been dragged centre stage. Despite this, many governments are still approving new coal, oil and gas projects—threatening our chances of limiting warming to 1.5ºC.

It’s crystal clear: we now need a concrete, binding plan to end the expansion of new coal, oil and gas projects and manage a global transition away from fossil fuels.

To protect people from the threat fossil fuels pose to our climate, our health and our future, a growing bloc of 12 countries are seeking a negotiating mandate for a Fossil Fuel Treaty.

The proposed treaty would complement the Paris Agreement by providing the global roadmap needed to halt the expansion of fossil fuel, manage an equitable phase-out of coal, oil and gas, and lay the foundations for a true just energy transition in which no worker, community or country is left behind.

Which nation-state will be next to join the growing club of countries seeking a negotiating mandate for a new treaty on fossil fuels?

Read the full article at fossilfueltreaty.org

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