Divest in fossil fuels and support the fossil fuel non-proliferation treaty
The burning of fossil fuels is the largest single source of greenhouse gas emissions driving climate change. These emissions are also major contributors to air pollution. The science is clear: we cannot continue burning fossils fuels if we are going to avoid the worst impacts of the climate crisis. Transformative action is needed to completely phase out fossil fuel production and transition to renewable energy. There is a responsibility on health organisations to cease investing in funds that are known to have negative impacts on health.
Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty Letter from Health
Health professionals have called for a fossil fuel non-proliferation treaty to protect the lives of current and future generations. The letter from health calls for:
- An end to the expansion of any new fossil fuel infrastructure and production
- Phase out of existing production and use of fossil fuels in a fair and equitable manner
- Fast-tracking real solutions to ensure a just transition