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WED 2016: Crusaders charge FG to commence concrete actions to save environment


To save Nigeria’s diverse ecosystems from further ruin, the Federal Government must go beyond mere words on the issue of transiting from fossil fuels-based economy and put in place the relevant laws to checkmate the activities of the extractive corporations, the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria(ERA/FoEN) has said. ERA/FoEN’s recommendation is coming as Nigeria joined the rest of the ...

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Activists take up global campaign against fossil fuels

Fossil fuel

Largest civil disobedience in the history of environmental movement materialises as campaigners commence actions to Break Free from fossil fuels Starting Tuesday, a global wave of peaceful direct actions lasting for 12 days will take place across six continents targeting the world’s most dangerous fossil fuel projects, under the banner of “Break Free.” 2015 was the hottest year ever recorded ...

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Report exposes biotech big bet to prop up fossil fuels

Jim Thomas, Programme Director with ETC Group

At the upcoming Climate summit in Paris, some governments and much of civil society will be pushing for an urgent transition away from the carbon-rich fossil fuels responsible for climate chaos. However, one hi-tech sector, the multi-billion-dollar Synthetic Biology industry, is now actively tying its future to the very oil, coal and gas extraction it once claimed to be able ...

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Oslo becomes world’s first city to divest from fossil fuels

Lan Marie Nguyen Berg of the Green Party

The City of Oslo in Norway on Monday October 19, 2015 became the first capital city in the world to ban investments in fossil fuels, as it announced it would divest its $9 billion pension fund from coal, oil and gas companies. The announcement follows a previous pledge in March to ban investment in coal. Lan Marie Nguyen Berg of the Green Party ...

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Shell, Total, other fossil fuel majors call for global climate deal


Disclosures from thousands of the world’s largest listed companies reveal that many of the most significant producers of fossil fuels support an international deal that will limit warming to 2 degrees as an outcome of the UN climate conference, COP21. The news comes as the United Nations is this week negotiating draft text in preparation for a legally binding plan ...

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