Skip to main content

Several government officials committed to taking action against climate change have released a letter, calling for the end of fossil fuels.

They emphasize the importance of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius and avoiding the devastating consequences of exceeding this limit. The officials believe that greenhouse gas emissions need to be reduced to net zero by 2050 or earlier. They also call for a rapid transition away from fossil fuels and a significant decrease in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.

The statement highlights the need for systemic transformations in all sectors, with a focus on phasing out fossil fuels and prioritizing renewable energy and energy efficiency. The officials advocate for global efforts to provide energy access for all while ensuring an equitable transition. They also stress the importance of financial support for adaptation and mitigation measures in developing countries.

The officials express their commitment to working together to achieve these goals and call for a strong and ambitious outcome at COP-28, a global climate conference. They emphasize the importance of financial reforms and alignment of investments with climate goals. The statement concludes by inviting others to join their efforts in combating climate change.

The statement was issued by various government officials from Austria, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, Ethiopia, the European Commission, the Federated States of Micronesia, France, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Samoa, Senegal, Spain, and the Republic of Vanuatu.