The call for fossil fuel companies such as Shell and BP to pay reparations for the damage they’ve done to the climate and the losses they’ve caused, particularly in the global south, is getting louder. It’s right to make the polluters pay.
But it’s now also time to end the fossil fuel era completely and to take away the power of those corporations who have made vast profits while fuelling the climate emergency.
That’s where the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty comes in. It is a bold proposal for an international treaty that would plan and manage a fast, fair and financed global just transition away from coal, oil and gas.
- The Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty would do three things
- End new exploration and production of coal, oil and gas
- Phase out existing stockpiles and production of fossil fuels
- Accelerate a just and equitable transition to a zero carbon world
Similar to other impactful international treaties that have helped manage the threats posed by nuclear weapons, landmines and ozone-depleting chemicals, a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty requires widespread global support.
Significant momentum is building for this new treaty, and the proposal is gaining traction around the world.
Call on the First Minister to support a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty.