In response to the outcome of the COP22 climate negotiations in Morocco, Oil Change International released the following statements from its experts.
As the UN COP22 climate talks enter the second week in Marrakesh, 400 civil society organisations, from over 60 countries, are calling on world leaders to put an immediate halt to new fossil fuel development and pursue a rapid transition to renewable energy.
Our research has found that the carbon budget will be exhausted with current development and some currently-operating fossil fuel projects will need to be retired early in order to have a good chance of staying below the 2C limit.
The climate science is clear: to limit global warming to well below 2 degrees, world leaders must immediately end public support to fossil fuels, end expansion of fossil fuel development, and begin a managed decline of the fossil fuel industry with a just transition to renewable energy.
A new study released by Oil Change International, in partnership with 14 organizations from around the world, scientifically grounds the growing movement to keep carbon in the ground by revealing the need to stop all new fossil fuel infrastructure and industry expansion.
Unless and until the U.S. Chamber of Commerce puts forth a serious alternative solution to the climate crisis, we humbly suggest you treat their report as seriously as the U.S. Chamber treats climate science itself.
That the White House was forced to officially respond to this petition is yet another indication of the growing power of the Keep It In The Ground movement.