Despite important progress on establishing a loss and damage fund, COP27 failed to acknowledge the need for a rapid and equitable phase-out of oil, gas, and coal.
“We’re not in an energy crisis, we’re in a fossil fuel crisis” — advocates discuss fossil fuels at onset of COP27
“Make no mistake — the fossil gas agenda is a neocolonial agenda and patriarchal one. Fossil gas will not provide ‘energy security’ in Africa or anywhere else.” –Lorraine Chiponda
California Joins the Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance as a Second-Tier Member
“Gov. Newsom has made key strides, and it’s exciting to see California joining BOGA’s second tier — but to align with science and justice, he must announce a full ban on new oil and gas permits,” said Rees.
U.S. Grassroots Leaders Greet Biden at COP26 with Push to End Fossil Fuels
The Build Back Fossil Free campaign rallied ahead of U.S. President Joe Biden’s remarks at the United Nations climate summit today in Glasgow, urging Biden to take executive action to stop fossil fuel projects.
Response to U.S. President Joe Biden’s Speech at COP26 Climate Talks
“President Biden’s claim that the U.S. is ‘leading by example’ is a slap in the face to communities suffering daily from the impacts of the climate crisis and fossil fuel extraction,” said Rees.
Statement: COP 25 Fails to Respond to Urgency of Climate Crisis, Capitulating to Big Polluters
“We are living a climate emergency, and anything short of phasing out fossil fuel production with a just and equitable transition is scandalous,” said Collin Rees regarding the COP 25 outcome.
Scientists Argue Gas Isn’t “Green” & Call for Urgent Phase Out Across EU
New scientific research argues that gas is not a bridge fuel to a clean energy future and that the methane emissions from gas have been severely underestimated.