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A world beyond oil

A world beyond oil

Countries banning oil production! Communities taking action for clean air! We’re at the start of a seismic shift in energy production. The cities of tomorrow will have people, not cars, at their heart!

A world beyond oil gets closer by the day! Healthy communities that protect people - and our climate - are becoming reality. Indigenous communities are winning court battles to protect their land and water from oil. Our job is to speed up the transition away from oil - and make sure it’s fair.

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On the cusp of ocean protection

On the cusp of ocean protection

In an incredible show of international cooperation, UN negotiations have started towards the goal of a global oceans treaty to protect oceans beyond borders! The science says we need to protect at least 30% of our oceans by 2030.

This year we have the opportunity to create the largest protected area on Earth - an Antarctic Oceans Sanctuary. If we protect the ocean with a huge network of sanctuaries we will help sea life thrive. And thriving sea life can help slow climate change by absorbing and storing carbon away from the air!

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Forest protection is in the spotlight

Forest protection is in the spotlight

As a 2020 zero deforestation deadline looms, we have a significant opportunity to ramp up pressure to truly secure forest protection. Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon has dropped 70 percent due to public pressure in the past 15 years and although it’s not nearly enough, it is a road to "zero"

To combat climate change, the agroindustry must be held accountable to its zero deforestation pledges and more governments need to commit and act to restore millions of hectares of forests and peatlands. We can and must turn industry behaviour around ensure and Indigenous People's rights are not only upheld, but become a protected cornerstone of forest stewardship.

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Solar is cheaper than coal

Solar is cheaper than coal

The cost of renewable energy is falling so fast that wind and solar are now cheaper than new coal power in most parts of the world. Renewable energy is the smart economic choice and the clean energy transition is accelerating at break-neck speed.

If we maintain such high growth rates, by making sure our governments and businesses favor clean energy, solar can become the biggest source of power, meeting half of our power needs in 30 years. This is the future!

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Coal is in terminal decline

Coal is in terminal decline

Giving up coal, the biggest source of emissions, used to be unimaginable. But big economies like the UK, Canada and South Korea have decided to phase out coal and projects are being cancelled across Asia and in the US. Big money is leaving coal!

This is the beginning of the end for coal. More than 25 countries, states and cities will have phased out coal power or have set a timeline to do so by 2030. We can accelerate this trend by refusing to accept or fund new coal plants and by hastening the phase out of coal in a way that supports workers.

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Communities seeking climate justice

Communities seeking climate justice

Communities are suing governments and corporations for their role in creating the climate crisis, increasingly calling them to account in the courts for the damage they are causing - and these groups and individuals are starting to win!

Historical evidence shows that it takes on average 3.5 percent of the population to sustain a winning social movement. Make sure you become part of the collective 3.5 percent that will hold fossil fuel interests accountable. This is our moment!

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Mobility without oil

Mobility without oil

A ban on cars running on oil? Who would have imagined it? Yet this is now becoming a reality in many countries and cities, as people’s demands for clean air continue to grow. The end is in sight for the combustion engine!

Most (73%) of transport emissions come from short journeys, resulting in traffic jams, polluted air and dirty cities. If we pressure our city leaders and vehicle manufacturers to co-design clean mass transit and livable cities for people and bikes, we could end sales of combustion engine cars within a decade.

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Veggie proteins challenging meat

Veggie proteins challenging meat

Red meat consumption is declining and more and more people are adopting flexitarian (low-meat, plant-rich) diets for human and planetary health.

Greenhouse gas emissions from food can be reduced as much as 64% by 2050 if humans adopt a flexitarian diet, rich in fruits and vegetables and low in meat.

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Indigenous Peoples increasingly being heard

Indigenous Peoples increasingly being heard

More and more Indigenous people who are opposed to polluting projects are being heard by countries and international organisations, ensuring their traditional knowledge is taken into account. This helps us better understand and face climate changes.

There are about 370 million Indigenous people in 90 countries, all of them at the frontline of climate change. As guardians of the world's biodiversity, they pay great attention to changes others may not see and readily adapt to these changes. These insights into the environmental must be taken into greater account.

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Single use plastics are being banned

Single use plastics are being banned

There is global momentum to ban polluting single-use plastic thanks to strong consumer pressure and national policies. This means a pivotal step is being taken to stop the flow of plastic into our oceans and reducing our reliance on the production of oil for plastics!

About half of the plastic produced worldwide is single-use. More than 8 million tons of plastic are dumped into the ocean every year. The number of countries, cities and companies that have stepped up to ban the use of single-use plastic has dramatically increased in the past two years.

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A world beyond oil

Countries banning oil production! Communities taking action for clean air! We’re at the start of a seismic shift in energy production. The cities of tomorrow will have people, not cars, at their heart!

A world beyond oil gets closer by the day! Healthy communities that protect people - and our climate - are becoming reality. Indigenous communities are winning court battles to protect their land and water from oil. Our job is to speed up the transition away from oil - and make sure it’s fair.

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