Reaction to the latest GST draft at COP28

December 8, 2023By Valentina StacklPress Releases 2 Comments

The latest GST text shows we have never been closer to an agreement on a fossil fuel phaseout. But, what that transition will look like will be a fierce battle over the next few days. We are alarmed about some of the options in this text that seem to carve out large loopholes for the fossil fuel industry.

Pikachu-clad activists at COP28 call on Japan to end financing for fossil fuels

December 4, 2023By Valentina StacklAsia, Press Releases, Stop Funding Fossils 1 Comment

A global coalition of civil society groups organized a demonstration at the COP28 climate negotiations in UAE on “Finance Day” to demand that the Japanese government stop financing new fossil fuel projects and shift support to renewable energy. The action featured activists wearing inflatable Pikachu costumes and a slogan calling on Japan to say #SayonaraFossilFuels.

Reactive: Al Jaber’s science-denying statements are alarming

December 3, 2023By Valentina StacklPress Releases

COP28 President Al Jaber’s science-denying statements are alarming and raise deep concerns about the Presidency’s capacity to lead the UN climate talks, at a time when leadership and a clear vision are most needed. Of course, denying science has been part of the fossil fuel industry’s playbook for decades. But science is not up for debate: we must phase out fossil fuels to have a livable planet. 

Civil society reactions to Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s speech at COP28

December 1, 2023By Valentina StacklPress Releases 1 Comment

Today, at COP28 World Leaders’ Summit, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said that unabated coal-fired power plants should be addressed within the context of each country’s own pathway to net-zero. He also highlighted Japan’s support of the “Asia Zero Emission Community and said Japan will help increase the World Bank and ADB’s lending capacity by … Read More

In response to the World Meteorological Society Report

November 30, 2023By Valentina StacklPress Releases 1 Comment

Record heat. Deadly floods. Toxic air. It has never been clearer that the world must stop burning fossil fuels if we want a safe, livable planet. And yet, the fossil fuel industry is pumping more and more gas and oil, expanding its business, lying to us, and raking in deadly profits, as millions of people are displaced, harmed, and killed. Governments at the COP28 Climate Talks must take real action for a full, fair, funded, and fast phaseout of fossil fuels.