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John Woodside

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Sep 23

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This just happened this morning. Vanuatu calls for a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty. Inspired by nuclear non-proliferation, this is a major turning point for diplomatic efforts to constrain coal, oil and gas. nationalobserver.com/2022/09/22/new…

Vanuatu is calling for a fossil fuel non-proliferation treaty, signaling a major turning point in the international fight against the industry most responsible for climate change.

nationalobserver.com/2022/09/22/new…

Vanuatu the first country calling for treaty to restrict fossil fuels

The story tries to tie together a few important parts to this. The @Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty Initiative initiative is a campaign to mainstream this idea. The @The Beyond Oil & Gas Alliance is led by Costa Rica and Denmark (Quebec is a member too) and is important too

There's also this very cool tool that offers unprecedented transparency into fossil fuel reserves and emissions. With nuclear non-proliferation transparency about stockpiles was critical. You can think of this in a similar vein says @Tzeporah Berman fossilfuelregistry.org

This week @Oil Change International published a report looking at what BOGA can do to stay relevant. Lots of interesting info here that could help prevent the alliance from turning into a space for countries to greenwash themselves priceofoil.org/content/upload…

We know Canada is not in favour of BOGA. Documents I got through an ATIP said BOGA “is not in Canada’s interest, as its aim to phase out the oil and gas sector conflicts with Canadian policy ensuring the sector has a sustainable role in a net-zero world.” Still Quebec joined.

John Woodside

@Woodsideful

Reporter covering climate change and the money fuelling it with @NatObserver | member of @NatObsUnion

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