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Ban Use of Fossil Fuels

Non-Proliferation Treaty

My ambition is for the world to finally have a sustainable source of energy.

World leaders need to get together to plan and execute this. Those that don't care or are not interested are of no consequence.

We are all seeing the deadly effects of global warming, and whether you agree with it or not, the risk of not doing something about it, is not worth taking.

Last Friday, Vanuatu became the first nation to launch a diplomatic push for a fossil fuel non-proliferation treaty.

This is a proposed legal path to phase out coal, oil and gas globally by likening their threat to nuclear weapons. In his address to the United Nations General Assembly, President Nikenike Vurobaravu evoked the existential crisis caused by rapid global heating, from hurricanes and coral bleaching to wildfires, prolonged droughts and flooding.

"Fundamental human rights are being violated, and we are measuring climate change not in degrees of Celsius or tons of carbon, but in human lives," he said.

"We call for the development of a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty to phase down coal, oil and gas production in line with 1.5C, and enable a global just transition for every worker, community and nation with fossil fuel dependence."

The Paris climate accord called on nations to aspire to limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, a goal that is currently far off track.

Vanuatu is an archipelago, and home to 300,000 people. It lies some 1,100 miles (1,750 km) to the east of Australia.

Vanuatu adds its voice to a call that has been endorsed by more than 65 cities and regional governments around the globe. These include London, Lima, Los Angeles, Kolkata, Paris and Hawaii. The proposal has also been backed by the Vatican and the World Health Organisation.

"The modern addiction to fossil fuels is not just an act of environmental vandalism. From the health perspective, it is an act of self-sabotage," WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said last week.

Politicians, world leaders, and business leaders now need to provide concrete plans that will evolve energy supply globally, not only to reduce the effects of global warming, but also to stop the likes of Putin from weaponising energy and causing massive disruption in supply markets, provoking volatile price movements that are unsustainable.

obviously, changing energy infrastructure is a massive undertaking, with risk on livelihoods too.

Are we saying that humanity is not smart enough to do this... mmm, you decide!

Activity Detail

Activity Status
In Progress
Activity Priority
Important & Urgent
Activity Type
Personal Listing

Reason For Activity (Your Ambition)

Reason for Posting
To create a global movement that forces those responsible for the provision of energy throughout the world to develop and deliver more sustainable solutions.

What Success Looks Like

Success Criteria
Non-proliferation agreement signed and tangible steps taken to change direction once and for all.

Requirements Needed To Progress Activity

Focus Groups
Activists, Anyone, Businesses, C Suite, Celebrities, Charities, General Public, Global Institutions, Governments, Heads of State, Influencers, Politicians, Press
Type of Help Needed
Different Thinking, Direct Action, Investment, Mindset Change, Policy Change, Political Will, Press Coverage, Public Awareness, Public Support
Why Consider Getting Involved
because it impacts you directly.
What's In It For You
Better supply, greener world, lower costs, and lots more besides.

The Numbers

Estimated Cost to Deliver in UKP
< £1B
Estimated Listing Benefit in UKP
< £1B


Location or Impact of Activity

Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu

Author Info

Bob Thompson

Member since 1 year ago
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Next Steps

What Now?
Add you voice. Like this listing. Let's get together as a global population to drive the changes needed.

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