Fossil Fuel Treaty: does Italy stand by and watch?

About a year ago we shared the Fossil Fuel Treaty “The Non-Proliferation Treaty of Fossil Fuels”, a global campaign by activists and academics for “Put an end to the exploration and expansion of new fossil fuels, phasing out existing production, in line with the global commitment to limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, and accelerate a just transition to renewable energy” .

In October 2019, the first city to sign the deal was Vancouver. Now, one year later, how many cities, municipalities, states have been added to the list?

In the list on the website of the Fossil Fuel Treaty, in addition to the signatures of over 2,100 scientists and academics, 130,000 activists and personalities, more than 900 organizations, the list is present of the 17 cities and governments that signed the treaty and which, to date, are:

  • Australian Capital Territory
  • City of Los Angeles
  • City of Barcelona
  • Sydney city
  • Dhulikhel, Nepal
  • City of Toronto
  • City of Vancouver, BC
  • Amber Valley Borough Council, Regno Unito
  • Cambridge city, UK
  • Lewes Town Council, United Kingdom
  • City of Darebin, Melbourne, Australia
  • City of Moreland, Melbourne, Australia
  • City of Yarra, Melbourne, Australia
  • City of Maribyrnong, Melbourne, Australia
  • City of Hayward, California, USA
  • City of Santa Ana, California, USA
  • Yakima City, Washington, USA

Coal, oil and gas are responsible for nearly 80% of all carbon dioxide emissions since the industrial revolution. The phasing out of fossil fuel production and rapid progress towards safer and more sustainable solutions require unprecedented international cooperation.

It would therefore be appreciable if our country also became the protagonist of important progress and added itself to the list of signatories, perhaps as a forerunner of a copious consortium of other European countries and the world that really care about the good of our planet.

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Source: Il Blog di Beppe Grillo by beppegrillo.it.

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