The Vatican has called for an international treaty that tackles the climate crisis at its source: fossil fuels. The call builds on the Vatican’s calls for fossil fuel divestment and new policies for investments in “a more just and sustainable world”.
This endorsement reinforces the global momentum around the proposed Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty. The three pillars of the policy proposal are now supported by 101 Nobel laureates, 3,000 academics, a growing interfaith group of religious leaders, 320 parliamentarians, thousands of youth activists, more than 1,500 civil society organizations and over 60 cities including London, Paris, Amsterdam, Sydney, Los Angeles, Barcelona, Toronto and Geneva. (Source: https://fossilfueltreaty.org/vatican)
Implementation of the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty
The current scale of the climate crisis requires a cooperative global solution that addresses the fossil fuel industry directly.
We call on governments to urgently commence negotiations to develop and implement a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty, laying out a binding global plan to: