Stop fossil fuel expansion to meet climate goals, urge environmental groups

More than 220 organisations from 55 countries are calling for a managed decline of the fossil fuel industry to meet climate goals. The Lofoten Declaration is demanding action on the […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

More than 220 organisations from 55 countries are calling for a managed decline of the fossil fuel industry to meet climate goals.

The Lofoten Declaration is demanding action on the supply side to tackle production in line with the Paris climate deal.

Signatories include the UK’s ShareAction and Friends of the Earth, Global Greengrants Fund from the US, Nepal’s Sano Sansar Initiative and Uganda’s Friends with Environment in Development.

The Declaration states: “Global climate change is a crisis of unprecedented scale and it will take unprecedented action to avoid the worst consequences of our dependence on oil, coal and gas.

“Equally as critical as reducing demand and emissions is the need for immediate and ambitious action to stop exploration and expansion of fossil fuel projects and manage the decline of existing production in line with what is necessary to achieve the Paris climate goals.”