COP21: shows the end of fossil fuels is near, we must speed its coming

Kumi Naidoo

The wheel of climate action turns slowly, but in Paris it has turned. There’s much in this deal that frustrates and disappoints me, but it still puts the fossil fuel industry squarely on the wrong side of history. Parts of this deal have been dilu...

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COP21: shows the end of fossil fuels is near, we must speed its coming

UN Climate Conference - Paris, France
30 November - 11 December 2015

Science tells us that time is running out in the fight against climate change. World leaders meet in Paris to respond. Can they end the era of fossil fuels, and set the world on a sustainable path, as so many businesses, cities and people demand? We need a long term vision, and a way of getting there – 100% renewable energy for all.

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Press release | 19 June, 2017 at 10:42

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