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Tuesday 24 May, 18-20 CET (n.b not Wednesday!)

Fossil Fuel Treaty vs Dangerous Distractions and False Solutions



What does it take of public pressure, broad mobilisation and multilateral negotiations to rapidly phase out fossil fuels in ways that promote equity and just transitions to renewable energy societies everywhere? What dangerous distractions and false solutions must be avoided?

Join us in this conversation where we’ll hear about the efforts to establish an international treaty on fossil fuels to rapidly phase out fossil fuel production through a global just transition. This Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty initiative is one of the most exciting efforts to tackle climate change and is rapidly gaining traction across peoples movements, civil society organisations, youth, cities parliamentarians, faith leaders, academics and many others across all continents.

At the same time, efforts to expand carbon markets and offsets, proliferation of hollow and distant net-zero targets and promotion of dangerous technologies are also accelerating, and moving the world in the opposite direction.

The session will contrast the treaty with these false solutions and highlight examples of indigenous struggles against solar geoengineering, fights against hollow net-zero targets in the climate negotiations and struggles on the ground against offsets, bioenergy and other dangerous distractions. Speakers will provide initial reflections followed by discussion and engagement with the audience.


Alex Rafalowicz, Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty initiative

Åsa Larsson Blind, Saami Council

Dipti Bhatnagar, Friends of the Earth International (TBC)

Cecilia Holm, Active in Stop Preemraff, Friends of the Earth Sweden’s fossil fuel treaty group and People for Future

Teresa Anderson, ActionAid International

Niclas Hällström, WhatNext? and Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty initiative