In a blistering attack at the World Economic Forum this morning, the UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, accused the fossil fuel industry of having a “business model” that “is inconsistent with human survival”.
Global Gas & Oil Network: Glasgow Climate Pact Fails to Acknowledge Need to Phase Out Fossil Fuels
“After 30 years, governments finally had the guts to talk openly about the problem of fossil fuel dependence at COP26, but failed to encode a bold solution in their final outcomes.”
U.S. Climate Action Network Member Organizations Respond to COP26 Glasgow Climate Pact
”Continued failure to treat climate change as the crisis it is, will condemn current and future generations to a world of untold suffering and harm. Instead, world leaders should heed young people’s urgent calls to protect their futures.”
Climate Action Network International: At COP26, Rich Nations Betray Vulnerable People of the World
Incremental progress is not good enough. What we need is concrete commitments to fight the climate emergency. This includes a rapid phase out of all fossil fuels through a just energy transition and revisions of national climate targets in line with the 1.5C goal.
Oil Change International experts respond to COP26 outcomes
After two weeks of negotiations COP26 comes to a close. Our experts respond to the outcomes and highlight some of the important progress that happened outside the negotiating rooms.
Statement: CSOs call on world leaders to end public finance for fossil fuels in 2021
One day before world leaders meet to discuss the energy transition at the United Nations High Level Dialogue on Energy, more than 200 civil society organizations (CSOs) from over 40 countries have released a statement calling on world leaders to end international public finance for coal, oil and gas.
Climate Hypocrisy: Despite being COP26 hosts, UK Gov. offers over 100 new drilling licenses
The British Government, as hosts of COP26, had an opportunity to show real climate leadership and start a just transition away from fossil fuels. But they just offered over 100 drilling licenses
Climate Action Network Members React to COP26 Postponement
The COP26 bureau and United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change have announced the postponement of the Bonn intersessional and COP26 climate negotiations to 2021.
Press Release: Activists Launch Large Inflatable Balloon of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to protest Japan’s continued support for coal
Activists deployed a 3-meter-tall balloon depicting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe emerging from a bucket of coal to protest the Japanese government’s continued support for new coal-fired power projects.
‘Science is not negotiable’: The Fossil Fuel Phase-Out Must Start Now
Affirming that “science is not negotiable” in the halls of a UN conference center and acting on that fact in one’s own policy decisions can be two different things. What counts for the climate is action to manage a rapid and just transition off of fossil fuels.