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Govts, firms told to quit fossil fuels exploration in Africa

oil installation

Governments and corporations have been called upon to halt all new and existing fossil fuels exploration and extractive sites and activities across Africa. Fossil fuel infrastructure: oil installation The call was made in a communique released at the close of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Oilwatch Africa, held virtually on August 10, 2020. The session was themed: “We can’t ...

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UK review must ban funding fossil fuels abroad, group insists

Boris Johnson

Responding to recent media reports that Boris Johnson has ordered a review into the UK’s funding of fossil fuels overseas, Global Witness, a not-for-profit, is calling on the UK government to unequivocally announce such a ban, with no loopholes or exceptions. Britain’s Prime Minister, Boris Johnson. Photo credit: AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali “This ban should explicitly rule out any support for fossil ...

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South Africa bankrolling billions in fossil fuels, report reveals

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa

A new report released on Thursday, June 11, 2020 by Friends of the Earth U.S. and Oil Change International reveals South Africa provided at least ZAR (South African Rand) 2.2 billion ($153 million) a year in trade and development finance for coal projects 2016 to 2018. President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa In total, the report found G20 countries have been providing ...

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World Environment Day: Nature is sending us a message – Oilwatch

Oil spill pollution

Oilwatch, a network that builds solidarity and promotes a common identity in the peoples of the Global South, celebrate the 2020 World Environmental Day (WED) with a message to the Nigerian government to halt every form of new extractive activities most especially in the Niger Delta region as the activities from the extractive sectors causes harm to natural environment and ...

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Study outlines principles for managed phase-out of fossil fuels

Fossil fuel pollution

A new scientific study published in Climate Policy entitled, “Equity, Climate Justice and Fossil Fuel Extraction: Principles for a managed phase out” has underlined the need for an equitable and just phase out of fossil fuel production in order to limit global warming to 1.5C, as laid out in the Paris Agreement. Fossil fuel pollution from a coal power station Observers believe that the ...

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G20 govts accused of bankrolling fossil fuel industry with $77bn yearly

G20 Osaka 2019

A new report released by Friends of the Earth U.S. and Oil Change International reveals G20 countries have provided at least $77 billion a year in public finance to oil, gas and coal projects since the Paris Climate Agreement was reached. Leaders pose for a family photo at the G20 Summit in Osaka on Friday, June 28, 2019 This government-backed support to fossil fuels ...

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Renewable energy sources could be cheaper than fossil fuels within 10 years – UN

Christine-Lins

A new United Nations-backed report has revealed overwhelming consensus that renewable power will dominate in the future, with many experts saying that even large international corporations are increasingly choosing renewable energy products either from utilities or through direct investment in their own generating capacity. “(The report) is meant to spur discussion and debate about both the opportunities and challenges of ...

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Breakfree Action: Ogoni clean-up signposts end to dirty energy – Activists

Ogoniland-Spill

On Thursday, March 30, 2017, hundreds of climate activists as well as concerned and affected Nigerians joined ongoing actions around the world to press home the need to address the world’s dependence on fossil fuels which, according to them, poisons the planet and threatens to eliminate mankind. According to activists Nnimmo Bassey, Celestine Akpobari, Ken Henshaw and Emem Okon, the ...

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Investors ask G20 to phase out fossil fuel subsidies

Angela Merkel

Investors and insurers with more than $2.8 trillion in assets under management on Wednesday, 15 February 2017 called on the group of G20 economies to phase out fossil fuel subsidies by 2020 in order to accelerate green investment and reduce climate risk. The call came just before a G20 Foreign Ministers Meeting in Bonn, Germany to prepare for a Summit in ...

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Natural gas expected to emit more GHGs than coal

Gas

The U.S. is expected to reach a major carbon emissions milestone this year: For the first time, carbon dioxide emissions from burning natural gas for electricity in the U.S. are set to surpass those from burning coal – the globe’s chief climate polluter. Emissions from burning natural gas are expected to be 10 percent greater than those from coal in ...

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