6 Pacific Nations Call for Just Transition . . . .

6 Pacific Nations Call for Just Transition . . . .

Postby Oscar » Sun Mar 19, 2023 7:39 pm

6 PACIFIC NATIONS CALL FOR JUST TRANSITION TO "FOSSIL FUEL FREE PACIFIC" INCLUDING STRENGTHENING LAW TO PREVENT ECOCIDE

[ https://www.stopecocide.earth/breaking- ... 3A33%3A23Z ]

March 17, 2023

Today in Vanuatu’s capital Port Vila, leaders of 6 Pacific ocean states made an ambitious collective call to phase out fossil fuels, support a rapid and just Pacific transition to renewable energy, and strengthen related legal obligations - including to “prevent Ecocide”.

Following the 2nd Pacific Ministerial Dialogue on Pathways for the Global Just Transition hosted in Vanuatu from 15 - 17 March, the governments of Vanuatu, Tuvalu, Tonga, Fiji, Niue, and the Solomon Islands committed to creating a “Fossil Fuel Free Pacific” and called for all countries worldwide to end the expansion of fossil fuel production and manage a global, equitable and unqualified phase-out of coal, oil and gas.

The full outcome document can be read HERE [ https://static1.squarespace.com/static/ ... acific.pdf ]

and makes specific commitments to join the Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance [ https://beyondoilandgasalliance.org/ ]

and to call for a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty. [ https://fossilfueltreaty.org/ ]

The call in respect of ecocide is found under section 4 of the Port Vila Call, for “Redoubled efforts to reaffirm, strengthen and codify legal obligations with respect to the global phase out of fossil fuels.” Subsection d. calls specifically for: “Strengthening the rule of international and domestic law to prevent Ecocide and protect the human right to a clean, healthy, and sustainable environment from environmental degradation related to the extraction, production, supply and use of fossil fuels.”
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