Press Conference: What the Stockholm+50 outcome means for a global just transition away from fossil fuels (Stockholm+50, 2-3 June 2022)
Production Date
Video Length
00:51:54
Asset Language
English
Summary

A global panel of elected officials and civil society voices will react to the Stockholm+50 final text, its implications in the lead up to COP27 in Egypt and why this all points to a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty.

Description

Governments are on track to produce twice as much oil, gas and coal than
can be burned if we are to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement, a clear failure to address
the source of 86% of carbon emissions in the past decade. Fossil fuels are undoubtedly the
top threat to our health, climate, biodiversity and security yet governments have failed to
directly address them since the original summit 50 years ago. However, the emerging
recommendations from the Stockholm+50 conference has language that directly
acknowledges this threat that fossil fuels pose to humanity and the need for a solution like
the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty. A global phase out of fossil fuels is necessary as
existing pledges regarding emissions, pollution and biodiversity are not and cannot be met
because of rampant fossil fuel production. We need new international cooperation and
agreements to stop expansion of fossil fuels globally and ensure that a phase out is fast and
fair.

Speakers who will be available for comment:

● Tzeporah Berman, Chair of the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty and International
Program director at Stand.Earth (Canada)

  • Charles Santiago, Malaysian Member of Parliament (Malaysia)
    ● Mitzi Jonelle Tan, Youth Advocates for Climate Action Philippines (Philippines)
    ● Kalo Afeaki, Pacific Climate Warriors (New Zealand)
    ● Simon Ezike, Parents For Future (Nigeria)
    ● Harjeet Singh, Fossil Fuel Treaty (India)