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This Valentine’s Day, give the gift of fragrance – without the danger of toxic chemicals

Environmental Working Group - Wed, 02/01/2023 - 10:31
This Valentine’s Day, give the gift of fragrance – without the danger of toxic chemicals rcoleman February 1, 2023

“Clean” beauty in 2023 is one of the fastest growing categories in the personal care space, so you may want to give – or hope to get – clean fragrance this Valentine’s Day.

The problem: The term “clean” isn’t regulated. Brands can and do make up their own definitions – and there’s nothing to prevent a fragrance brand from slapping the word on its label. So it’s wise to view products’ claims of clean, green or “free from” with skepticism: Far from being “safer,” they might still be concocted from a secret mix of toxic chemicals. 

There’s a better approach to fragrance this Valentine’s Day.

The problems with most fragrance 

The origins of fragrance hark back to the ancient Egyptians, who made them with chemicals derived from plants and animals. But today that’s too costly. So the beautiful bottles of fragrance on the department store counter that claim to contain jasmine, rose, bergamot or orange zest most likely aren’t made with those ingredients. Instead, they probably contain a cocktail of potentially thousands of hidden chemicals. 

And we don’t know which of roughly 3,000 synthetic chemicals may lurk in a particular fragrance – they don’t have to be disclosed, since they’re considered a “trade secret.” But many of the chemicals are concerning, and no federal regulations prevent their use in fragrance

They might contain substances like cancer-causing formaldehyde or phthalates, which are used to make fragrance last longer but are associated with harm to the male reproductive system and other health concerns. Artificial musk, which accumulates in the body, has been linked to cancer. And many of these chemicals are highly allergenic, so they can trigger asthma attacks, skin irritation, respiratory distress and other allergic reactions. 

EWG’s Skin Deep® cosmetics database contains hundreds of fragrance products made with ingredients we consider to be highly hazardous, such as the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS, artificial coloring, preservatives and lilial

Your best source 

You have better options if you want to give (or drop a hint about) a safer type of fragrance. A handful of brands make fragrance that bears the EWG VERIFIED® mark, meaning they are free from chemicals of concern and manufactured according to our strictest standards.

Transparency is required for products bearing the EWG VERIFIED mark – and it’s something that’s as much of the moment as the moniker “clean.” Brands carrying the mark must disclose all their ingredients, which include substances with recognizable names like rosemary oil, vanilla, jasmine and rose extract.  

Any EWG VERIFIED fragrance would make a fine gift on Valentine’s Day, or consider a sampler set instead. The brands include:

Regulating fragrance

The Food and Drug Administration regulates fine fragrance, but manufacturers aren’t required to submit their products for review before introducing them into the market.

Until the federal government steps up to protect us from toxic chemicals in fragrance products, your best bet is to compare products on Skin Deep and look for those bearing the EWG VERIFIED mark.

Areas of Focus Personal Care Products Cosmetics Toxic Chemicals Disqus Comments Authors Ketura Persellin February 1, 2023
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Press Release: The Green Deal Industrial Plan: A welcome initiative but missing critical climate conditions 

Bellona.org - Wed, 02/01/2023 - 09:03

On 1 February, the European Commission announced a Green Deal Industrial Plan to enhance the competitiveness of Europe’s net-zero industry and support the fast transition to climate neutrality. The plan, aimed at scaling up of the EU’s manufacturing capacity for net-zero technologies and products, consists of four pillars: a simpler regulatory framework, faster access to funding, enhancing skills and open trade. The Commission also aims to propose a Net-Zero Industry Act to identify goals for net-zero industrial capacity and provide a regulatory framework suited for its quick deployment.  

While the intentions behind this Communication are welcome, the announced measures mostly summarise existing support mechanisms. But more importantly, the Communication doesn’t underline the critical condition for receiving any additional support – significant emission reductions. The suggested measures announce more simplification and flexibility for accessing funds. However, flexibility should not come at the expense of a beneficial climate impact; if taxpayers are footing the bill, the investments for industry need to deliver significant emissions reductions.  

Hydrogen: supported as an individual technology, but without needed safeguards 

The Communication includes a wide variety of measures to simplify and accelerate the deployment of hydrogen, spanning from accelerated permitting to easier access to finance and direct subsidies. Hydrogen will be an essential element of industrial deep decarbonisation, so creating the appropriate regulatory and financing framework will enable this decarbonisation.  

However, to ensure the efforts laid down in this communication deliver the climate effects that we need, Europe must ensure that hydrogen is produced with additional resources, and that it is reserved to those sectors that have no other decarbonisation pathways. Otherwise, hydrogen risks becoming a further threat to the climate, instead of a crucial climate solution. 

We thus urge the Commission as part of the Green Deal Industrial Plan to adopt the delegated act on RFNBOs to provide the industry with regulatory certainty and the climate with adequate protection, and to include a very clear prioritisation strategy for industrial sectors with no other decarbonisation pathways into the auction scheme of the Hydrogen Bank. Similarly, we urge the institutions to ensure that a definition encompassing the whole lifecycle analysis of GHG emissions of low-carbon hydrogen is included in the Gas Market Package, together with a strict minimising of blending. Only with these safeguards in place hydrogen can contribute to building a European green industry. 

CO2 infrastructure: general support present, but specific needs missing from the picture 

The development of CO2 infrastructure is needed in industries where other options, such as direct electrification, have a limited deployment potential. The Communication touches upon several regulatory and financial aspects that would benefit the uptake of an EU wide CCS value chain.   

The pillars of simple regulatory environment, faster permitting promoting strategic cross-border projects (transportation and CO2 infrastructure) are welcome and helpful to overcome bottlenecks standing in the way of deployment. Such a simplified regulatory framework would need to be harmonised across industries to incentivise a confident EU-wide CCS value chain development. The Communication also allows greater Member State flexibility when it comes to dispersing State Aid towards decarbonisation technologies such as CCS, potentially opening up much needed financing.  

However, the lack of specific support mechanisms for CCS is a cause for concern since the technology will play a key part in the decarbonisation of industries such as the cement sector. In comparison, other technologies such as hydrogen are mentioned numerous times as a focus area. Although hydrogen is sure to play a role in EU decarbonisation, the specific focus on it creates a risk of syphoning funds away from CCS, direct electrification measures, and other necessary technologies jeopardises the realisation of an effective industrial climate action plan. For example, the Hydrogen Bank uses funds from the Innovation Fund, making fewer funds available for capital expenditure-heavy activities like CCS. 

New renewable energy generation and grid infrastructure development: resting on REPowerEU plans 

Accelerating the pace at which renewables are deployed and delivered to large consumers, such as industrial players, is crucial for the decarbonisation of European industry. In that context, the Communication’s plans on simplifying regulations, minimising bureaucratic burdens and establishing a large-scale skills partnership for onshore renewable energy will contribute to the acceleration of RES deployment in the EU.   

However, while the extension and strengthening of smart electricity grids to accommodate large quantities of renewables is mentioned, it’s not supported with any additional measures outside of the existing REPowerEU plan. When it comes to State Aid, extending the provisions to all renewable technologies (in REDII) is necessary, but should still be accompanied by robust assessments that will prevent any potential negative environmental impacts.  

The Communication also announces that the Commission intends to extend the new competitive bidding mechanism for scaling up manufacturing of components for solar and wind energy. This would be a welcome change from the current emphasis on hydrogen and sorely needed to deploy the additional RES generation necessary to power the direct electrification and hydrogen production targets. 

Embodied Carbon: the recognition of full climate impact of materials is key  

A predictable regulatory environment, such as the Commission proposal aims to establish, is crucial to effectively decarbonise the building sector. The proposal does indeed refer to the construction and manufacturing sectors as “key to the green transition”, but it fails to address building materials altogether, which are traditionally manufactured via CO2-intensive processes. Thus, we urge the Commission to explicitly include crucial materials such as cement in the scope of “products that are key to meet our climate neutrality goals” .  

We welcome the Commission’s acknowledgement of the role that European standards have in rolling out new industrial value chains. Establishing clear standards that set thresholds for embodied carbon content in construction materials, together with mandatory green public procurement criteria, will send a clear signal for the creation of lead markets for low-carbon materials, whose uptake will help accelerate the decarbonisation of the building stock. Specific support mechanisms such as carbon contracts for difference are also needed for various low-carbon products, such as cement and steel. 

In addition, a harmonised approach at EU level for embodied carbon requirements will ease the burden on industry players that are having to deal with different legislation to that end, as some Member States already include embodied carbon provisions in national legislation (e.g., Denmark). The Net-Zero Industry Act must not only ensure the highest level of harmonisation across Member States, but also that the rapid deployment of clean technologies promotes standardised LCA data collection in buildings. 

Conclusions: What’s missing? 

Overall, the Communication identifies the correct challenges for industrial decarbonisation, but falls short on a few key elements. Going forward, the Net-Zero Industry Act must demonstrate a strong commitment to supporting projects which deliver real emissions reductions. All additional support, financial or regulatory, should only be provided under the condition that the receiving projects and products are climate compatible.  

In addition to the needed conditionality, the support aimed at clean technologies should have a stronger focus on the specific infrastructure needed to decarbonise industry. Renewable energy generation and targeted use, the development of grids and CO2 infrastructure are all important elements that will need to be supported in order to create a thriving carbon neutral industry in the EU. 

 

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What is a Regenerative Economy?

Dogwood Alliance - Wed, 02/01/2023 - 05:37

In a regenerative economy, we operate in harmony with nature. Businesses create conditions that regenerate and heal the planet. This concept builds on ecological design, which tries to restore balance in nature. We need to create a sustainable economy, one that: supports human life and well-being reduces fossil fuels and greenhouse gas emissions prioritizes climate […]

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Joint letter: Building fit-for-purpose hydrogen infrastructure requires an independent body

Bellona.org - Wed, 02/01/2023 - 02:40

In a recent letter co-signed by several NGOs, we urged members of the European Parliament to adopt the alternative compromise amendment in the Gas and hydrogen markets Regulation that enables the creation of an independent hydrogen network development entity (European Network of Network Operators for Hydrogen – ENNOH). This entity must be run by hydrogen network operators whose mission and interest are solely in planning a cost-efficient and proportionate hydrogen infrastructure development, with no conflict of interest.

Read here: Joint letter to EP – ENNOH

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EWG statement on proposed creation of a FDA deputy commissioner for human foods

Environmental Working Group - Tue, 01/31/2023 - 07:02
EWG statement on proposed creation of a FDA deputy commissioner for human foods rcoleman January 31, 2023

WASHINGTON – Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Robert Califf today proposed the creation of a deputy commissioner for human foods.

The following is a statement from Scott Faber, EWG senior vice president for government affairs, about the proposal: 

Today’s proposed reorganization by Dr. Califf is an important first step toward addressing the structural and cultural challenges that contributed to several tragic food safety failures. 

Food companies are responsible for the food they sell, but creating a deputy commissioner for human foods to oversee and coordinate FDA’s food safety and nutrition functions will help address the silos and miscommunication documented by the Reagan-Udall Foundation. 

The deputy commissioner will have decision-making power over a new human foods program, but it’s unclear whether this new leader will have the power to ensure that food safety inspectors are trained and deployed to keep us safe. 

It also remains to be seen whether FDA regulation of toxic chemicals in everyday products – a top priority for consumers – will finally be treated with the same sense of urgency as the pathogens in our food. 

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The Environmental Working Group (EWG) is a nonprofit, non-partisan organization that empowers people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment. Through research, advocacy and unique education tools, EWG drives consumer choice and civic action

Areas of Focus Food & Water Food Family Health Children’s Health Toxic Chemicals Food Chemicals Disqus Comments Press Contact Iris Myers iris@ewg.org (202) 939-9126 January 31, 2023
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EWG's Student Leader program

Environmental Working Group - Tue, 01/31/2023 - 06:34
EWG's Student Leader program Help create meaningful change rcoleman January 31, 2023

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Students are called the leaders of tomorrow, but EWG knows students today aren’t willing to wait for tomorrow when it comes to protecting their health and saving the planet. EWG is proud to support the next generation of environmental champions and advocates with science-backed tools and resources to help them create change on the pressing issues that affect our planet. As an EWG Student Leader, you’ll get our support as you make safe choices and we’ll help you make safe choices and enact change.

Have an idea of how to get involved or questions about the program? We’d love to hear from you! Email us at 

Consumer Guides EWG resources for students Tap Water Database

If you've ever wondered what's actually in your tap water, we have answers. Our Tap Water Database provides insight into pollutants in local water resources.

Click here EWG VERIFIED®

Shopping for personal care products? The EWG VERIFIED® mark signals the product in your hands meets our strictest criteria for transparency and health.

Click here Skin Deep®

Since 2004, EWG's Skin Deep® cosmetic database has helped people protect themselves from potentially toxic chemicals in personal care and beauty products.

Click here EWG's Guide to Sunscreens

Sunscreen safety ratings that help you make the right purchase.

Click here EWG’s Water Filter Guide Filtering your drinking water is a good step to take to protect children’s health from pollutants in tap water. But understanding the pros and cons of different types of filters can be tricky. Click here PFAS Chemicals

In 1946, DuPont introduced Teflon to the world, changing millions of people’s lives – and polluting their bodies. Today, the family of compounds including Teflon, commonly called PFAS, is found not only in pots and pans but also in the blood of people around the world, including 99 percent of Americans.

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More rampant gas price gouging: Exxon reaps obscene $56 billion profit for 2022 on backs of hard-working Americans

Environmental Working Group - Tue, 01/31/2023 - 06:14
More rampant gas price gouging: Exxon reaps obscene $56 billion profit for 2022 on backs of hard-working Americans rcoleman January 31, 2023

SAN FRANCISCO – ExxonMobil posted record windfall profits in 2022 of $56 billion, according to the oil giant’s fourth-quarter earnings report, released Tuesday. Hard-working Americans getting fleeced at the gas pump are to thank for the company’s obscene earnings.

The financial report by Exxon, the largest U.S. oil company by market cap, comes days after Chevron posted its fourth-quarter earnings of roughly $36 billion in 2022.

A portion of the enormous gains can be attributed to the global energy market disruptions caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and pandemic-induced inflation. But the sky-high gas prices Exxon and other big oil firms forced upon consumers, most notably in California, have undoubtedly contributed to the company’s eye-popping earnings last year.

“Exxon is reaping record profits for investors and company executives, much of it coming right from the pockets of hard-working families forced to pay outrageously high gas prices during much of last year,” said EWG President and California resident Ken Cook. “These obscene earnings made on the backs of everyday consumers should spur action by lawmakers in Sacramento to quickly adopt legislation to penalize future gas gouging by greedy oil companies in the state.”

Late last year, Gov. Gavin Newsom urged members of the legislature to take up a measure he put forth to punish big oil companies that participate in future price gouging.

The proposal, embodied in legislation introduced in a special session in December by Sen. Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley), would empower the California Energy Commission to impose civil penalties on oil refiners that exceed the profit gap limit. Lawmakers could tap the resulting special fund created by these penalty fees to issue refunds to California families. 

Some of Exxon’s profits are likely helping fund the oil industry’s deceptive campaign to repeal a new law in California to block the expansion of oil and gas drilling in vulnerable communities around the state whose residents are largely Black and Latino. 

“Between rampant price gouging and deceitful efforts to overturn a California law to protect communities of color from more dangerous oil drilling, it’s clear Big Oil has far too much power over the people in the state,” said Cook.

The campaign would block the law that bans new drilling operations from within 3,200 feet of homes, schools and hospitals for at least two years. Led by the California Independent Petroleum Association, of which Exxon is a member, the campaign claims to have gathered enough signatures to place a referendum on the 2024 ballot. 

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The Environmental Working Group (EWG) is a nonprofit, non-partisan organization that empowers people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment. Through research, advocacy and unique education tools, EWG drives consumer choice and civic action.

Areas of Focus Energy Federal & State Energy Policy Fossil & Nuclear Regional Issues California Disqus Comments Press Contact Alex Formuzis alex@ewg.org (202) 667-6982 January 31, 2023
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FossilFreeNews – Can you feel the New Year energy?

350.org - Tue, 01/31/2023 - 00:30

This newsletter is also available in French and Spanish.

Is it too late to say Happy New Year? Well since we’re still in January, I want to wish you a year filled with new adventures and great fortune.

I believe entering a new year has a touch of magic to it, bringing us the opportunity to refresh, regroup and renew our goals, skills, ideas and more. Especially for us in the climate movement as we focus on planning, campaigns, actions and other exciting stuff. This fulfilling movement always seems to be on the go, a few stops here and there to catch a breath. Though through and through, there is always momentum from corner to corner, giving us an extraordinary gift to unite; mobilise under a common umbrella of justice.

Thank you for being back to our newsletter and we’ll see you again next month.

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In Case You Missed It Oil CEO to lead COP28

Yes, you’re definitely reading it right!

The year for COP28 has heard some very controversial news when it was announced early this month that oil executive Sultan al-Jaber has been appointed as President of this year’s UN climate treaty negotiations at COP28 in Dubai.

Activists have raised their concerns with obvious reasons, this is a conflict of interest at the highest level. Some compare it to a “wolf watching over sheep”, or my favorite “inviting Marlboro (or any famous cigarette brand) to a Cancer Conference”.

Now back to COP28, the role of the President at the UN summit focuses on setting the tone and agenda. What we then ask, how can an oil company executive really integrate fossil fuel interests while maintaining the urgency of fighting climate change in these crucial days?

Stay tuned! We too, are curious to see how things will pan out. And even more motivated to ensure that the climate movement stays focused on bringing an end to the fossil fuel era.

An endangered village vs climate chaos

The German village Lützerath is on the verge of being swallowed by the Garzweiler coal mine expansion that is run by RWE, Germany’s largest power company.

The devastating news was making waves in the climate movement as the evacuation of the village brought on solidarity actions to prevent the destruction. Seeing the numbers not only in the village of Lützerath, but in other parts of Germany brings hope to the climate movement. When people step up, our voices are heard. Those voices are screaming for accountability and the need for climate and social justice for the village.

Photo credit:@unwisemonkeys

Atlanticazo goes back to the streets to defend the sea

Early this month, thousands of people took the streets of Buenos Aires again, to protest against offshore oil drilling under the banner of the Atlanticazo movement. The march marked the one year anniversary since the first mobilizations, in January 2022, and were motivated by the recent approval by the government for seismic exploration projects, with the intention of checking the feasibility of oil drilling in the sea by the coast close to Mar del Plata.

Naturally such upsetting news would bring mobilisations of communities and socio-environmental, who had won last year a precautionary measure against such kind of projects – that was now revoked. The call to halt such destructive projects is for social and climate justice. The threat is big, habitats will be destroyed, sources of work lost, and any oil spill will leave irreparable damage to the sea.

People will not back down, they will continue to come together in solidarity for the protection of the sea.

Building the pressure for Canada’s Just Transition Act

As Parliament opened their doors for the year, word on the street is that the Trudeau government has set to introduce long-promised Just Transition legislation in early 2023 and it’s in the media spotlight like never before. And while this is certainly good and big news, the climate movement in Canada is working hard to ensure that the legislation meets both the breath, ambition and urgency that is required to halt the climate crisis.

The Big Oil is not saving money on spreading misinformation, and some politicians have been signalling that the Just Transition Act might not be as bold as people hope for. Wasting no time, this was the perfect opportunity for us to respond with Letter-to-Editor actions, spreading the word through local newspapers to build pressure on Parliament, to fight the forces of climate denial and delay and share the vision that a Just Transition that is based on science, guarantees good and green jobs and puts people over profit is possible!

One to Watch

The year is 2023, a year where the climate movement continues to hold climate polluters accountable.

The future looks a lot like renewable energy, sustainable finance, rooted on justice. Using these principles, the vision is to come together not just to mobilise but share those skills and build resilience with climate justice at the heart of it all.

A just and equitable transition is possible. The future is in our hands, let’s invest in it.

Watch Here Watch Here USE YOUR POWER

Kick the fossil fuel industry out of politics!

Can you imagine what that world would look like? As we’re faced with the soaring energy prices, the fossil fuel lobby is spending millions to sabotage policies that would help us cope. Policies that would bring about a just transition and a sustainable future.

The industry is out to make profits, and their focus isn’t on us or the climate chaos caused by the industry. But no more!

Our team in Europe is calling for its leaders to cut ties with the fossil fuel industry. Help us kick them out!

Sign the Petition Sign the Petition SKILL UP YOUR ACTIVISM

New year, new skills right!

To kick off the year, the Social Movement Technologies have some cool amazing training and coaching sessions planned out for the first quarter of the year.

If you’re reading this and you’re a campaigner or an activist, please take the time to really look at the resources offered. I don’t think it’s too late in the month to have another new year resolution under your belt. If anything, send it to that friend of yours who has been wanting to learn more and do more. Let this be that sign.

IN OTHER NEWS

Quote of the month

“We would urge the UAE government to really listen to the cries of the people: women in the Congo forest; Indigenous people in Africa; smallholder farmers whose crops are withered away because there is no rainfall and the thousands of people in the Horn of Africa who are facing starvation as a result of the changing climate. We may not have the power of money, but the power of the people will prevail.”

– Mithika Mwenda,

Co-founder and Executive Director of the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance

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Pressure mounts to remove polluters, not just oil exec, from UN climate talks

Global Forest Coalition - Fri, 01/27/2023 - 13:19
UNFCCC constituencies and 425 groups call on UN and UNFCCC leads to halt corporate capture of COP28 and beyond

Source: kickbigpollutersout.org

26 January, 2023–There has been widespread condemnation since news broke earlier this month that Sultan Al Jaber, an oil executive of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), would be overseeing this year’s UN climate talks happening in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) this November. But today, four United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) constituencies and 425 organizations representing millions of people from across the globe are calling not only for a COP28 president that is free and independent of fossil fuel influence, but for an end to the undue influence that allowed his appointment in the first place.

In a letter to the parties of the UNFCCC, Simon Stiell, executive secretary of the body, and United Nations Secretary General António Guterres—who has not minced words about the fossil fuel industry’s deceit and its catastrophic expansion plans—the constituencies and groups detail ADNOC’s outsized role in fueling the climate crisis, as well as the negligence of world governments in allowing polluters to steer the agenda of global talks.

“Polluters have a role to play: stop polluting. They cannot be placed on a leadership pedestal and certainly not in a position to undermine and weaken policy. That is basically nonsense. The UNFCCC is not only reluctant to accept a straightforward conflict of interest policy, but it is undermining its already weak international trust year after year,” said Gadir Lavadenz of the global campaign to Demand Climate Justice, a member of the global Kick Big Polluters Out  (KBPO) network behind today’s letter.

The 450+ organization network is calling for the UNFCCC to adopt an Accountability Framework that prevents the world’s largest polluters from steering global climate policymaking.

Absent controls on industry interference, legions of lobbyists converge on annual climate talks each year. They even attend as members of country delegations, such as was the case with the UAE’s 1000-person delegation, which featured more fossil fuel lobbyists than any other country delegation.

What’s more, corporations like the world’s largest plastics polluter, Coca-Cola, were allowed to literally sponsor last year’s climate talks18 out of 20 COP27 sponsors either directly partner with or are otherwise linked to the fossil fuel industry. And at COP27, a PR firm with long ties to the fossil fuel and other pariah industries was retained to manage communications.

“The list of political interference and cooptation of the UNFCCC goes on and on. They make a mockery of the space and the critical work it needs to accomplish. The appointment of an oil executive is the tipping point and must now be the impetus at long last to retrieve the UNFCCC from a long descent into Big Polluters pockets,” said Coraina de la Plaza of Global Forest Coalition, another KBPO member organization.

Making Al Jaber’s appointment particularly insidious is that he helms a corporation that is among the top 15 corporations most responsible for carbon emissionsADNOC’s expansion plans are second only to Qatar Energy globally. And these plans, not surprisingly, are entirely incompatible with International Energy Agency scenarios, among others, to avert even more catastrophic harms from climate change. ADNOC is even pledging to produce more than 5 million barrels of oil a day.

Further affirming the KBPO network’s call for enduring safeguards against polluting interests, world leaders like the United States government’s special envoy John Kerry and the EU’s Frans Timmermans have actually lauded Al Jaber’s appointment, with Kerry coining it a “terrific choice.” Kerry has argued the fact that he has also done some business in renewables somehow makes him a “balanced” pick, not a puppet of polluters.

Amid escalating climate chaos, the UNFCCC has been increasingly captured by corporate power—especially fossil fuel interests—while rolling back civil society access…The power balance at COP, a multilateral, democratic space, has gradually tilted away from rightsholder sovereignty to corporate dominated multi-stakeholder platforms. We will not cede this space to those whose interest is profit over people and planet. This is a climate crisis and we simply cannot afford to lose ground,” said Getrude Kenyangi, a Women and Gender Constituency (WGC) Facilitative Committee member.

The World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC), had the foresight to address industry interference from the outset to strong effect. Other UN bodies such as the nascent pandemic and plastics treaty negotiating bodies are also facing similar calls to govern the engagement of vested commercial interests. And a binding treaty on business and human rights is nearing a decade of negotiation to deliver some modicum of accountability globally for corporations like those engaging most actively in the UNFCCC and other UN fora.

Signatories of the letter, as with peers in these aligned spaces, see corporate accountability mechanisms  as fundamental to the success of the UNFCCC, not to mention climate action more broadly. As a starting point, organizations are demanding a COP28 president free of fossil fuel influence and for the interests of all COP28 participants to be proactively declared.

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Contact: media@corporateaccountability.orgreachout@kickbigpollutersout.org

 

Additional quotes from UNFCCC constituencies and KBBPO members:

“COP Presidencies must be free and independent of fossil fuel influence. It’s time for the UNFCCC to deliver the long overdue, equitable phaseout of fossil fuels and do it with a Just Transition focused on workers’ rights, social dialogue, and social protection. We must stop now all fossil fuel companies that weaken and undermine the global response to climate change.” Bert De Wel, ITUC policy advisor and TUNGO constituency focal point

 

“The appointment of a CEO of a fossil fuel company as the COP President, and the real conflict of interest this poses should not be downplayed.  The UN climate body is in serious jeopardy of having its credibility undermined and its ability to deliver the real and ambitions actions required to address the climate emergency. For years, civil society groups have asked the UNFCCC to implement a conflict of interest policy and an accountability framework to stop big polluters and fossil fuel vested interests from hijacking the climate talks. It is no surprise that decisions to take actions against the main culprits of climate change was never on the agenda of the COP’s up until recently. And now we are at this outrageous point where the fossil fuel industry has one of its captains at the helm. There is no place for polluters at a UN climate conference, least of all in presiding over one. We have called on COP28 President Al Jaber to step down as CEO of ADNOC and also strongly call on the UNFCCC to put in place a robust conflict of interest policy now.” Tasneem Essop, Executive Director: CAN International

 

“The UNFCCC COP process is heavily-weighted by people who have zero experience of understanding the predatory aspects of climate change impacts to Indigenous Peoples. The process has always given more power and voice to the fossil fuel industry than impacted people and communities. COPs are already dominated by banks and polluters that have terrible track-records of ignoring the demands of and rights of Indigenous Peoples. The UNFCCC process has lost all credibility and placing an oil executive as the COP28 President proves it.” Tom BK Goldtooth, Executive Director, Indigenous Environmental Network

 

“The fossil industry is desperate to carry on with business-as-usual despite the worsening climate crisis and their role in it. It’s the same industry pushing carbon markets and other false solutions instead of committing to real and deep emission cuts. And it’s that very same industry infiltrating and influencing the climate negotiations. For COP28 to have any chance of delivering on climate action, we cannot allow for this blatant conflict of interest.” Lise Masson, Friends of the Earth International

 

“While climate policy and climate agreements are complicated, what’s not is 86% of the pollution trapped in our atmosphere and smothering the earth, causing the dramatic increase in fires, floods and drought, comes from three things: oil, gas and coal. There is significant evidence that major fossil fuel companies have buried scientific evidence, funded denial and delayed climate action. These companies and their executives are not going to design their own demise. The rules to regulate them to reduce our dependency on fossil fuels and fast track investment in solutions must be made without the fossil fuel industry at the table so that we act quickly and save as many lives as possible. This fiasco is also pointing out the importance of new bold ideas to ensure international collaboration to stop fossil fuel expansion like the Fossil Fuel Treaty.” Tzeporah Berman, International Program Director Stand.earth 

 

“The appointment of an oil executive at the helm of COP28 is a huge setback and sets an ominous sign for the upcoming climate negotiations in Dubai. Sultan Al Jaber’s presidency swings the door open for big polluters to further influence the climate negotiations and foist the same polluting, business-as-usual approaches that harm lives, livelihoods, and communities. If we have any hope of addressing the climate crisis, COP28 should give a platform to frontline communities and their demands for climate justice, not the big polluters like Al Jaber and their false solutions.” Jax Bongon, Policy Officer, IBON International

 

“Letting petrostates host the UN climate talks is bad enough, but appointing a petrol company executive as President of COP28 is an effrontery several orders of magnitude beyond anything that happened before in the history of the UN climate process. Attempts to sugar coat this scandalous decision only serve to undermine the huge efforts of  everyone working to limit global heating.  This brazen attempt of the dying fossil fuel industry to predetermine the outcome of COP28 will not stand.” Cansın Leylim Ilgaz, Associate Director Global Campaigns, 350.org 

 

‘This case shows again we collectively need to decide what is acceptable and what is not. And we urgently need a conflict of interest policy for the UNFCCC. Corruption and undue influence are eroding public confidence and preventing some key stakeholders to have their voices heard. The stakes of climate policy making are too high for being captured by some vested interests.’ Brice Böhmer, Climate & Environment Lead, Transparency International

 

“The appointment of Sultan Al Jaber as President-Designate is more than a conflict of interest — it reflects the UNFCCC’s complete abdication of responsibility to real and effective climate action. As the unprecedented number of fossil fuel lobbyists at COP27 made clear, UN climate conferences are increasingly serving the interests of big corporations, particularly oil and gas companies. In doing so, they offer a platform for greenwashing initiatives and dangerous false solutions rather than advancing the phaseout of fossil fuels urgently required to avoid a catastrophic escalation of the climate crisis. This appointment is even more alarming as the UAE government aggressively curtails the rights and freedoms of civil society, preventing the expression of dissent. For the credibility and integrity of the climate negotiations, it’s imperative that Sultan Al Jaber resigns from his roles as CEO of ADNOC and Masdar or decline the COP presidency and that the UN adopt policies to prevent further conflicts of interests in relation to the climate negotiations.” Sébastien Duyck, Campaign Manager Human Rights & Climate Change, Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL)

 

“The announcement of an oil executive as the president designate of COP28 reinforces the long standing conviction of the global climate justice community that the climate talks have been hijacked by the same fossil fuels industry that is responsible for the climate crisis and the suffering of frontline communities. The credibility of the UNFCCC processes to deliver on climate ambitions is mow further eroded. The negotiations in UAE may be between the fossil fuel industry and the fossil fuel industry. Frontline communities and other critical voices will be shut out.” Philip Jakpor, Director of Programmes at Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa

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Letter from ‘Kick Big Polluters Out’ on COP28 Presidency

Global Forest Coalition - Fri, 01/27/2023 - 13:15

To: 

António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General 

Simon Stiell, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

Parties to the UNFCCC—

On January 11, news broke that Sultan Al Jaber, the chief executive of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), will be overseeing the upcoming round of global climate negotiations as president of COP28, hosted by the United Arab Emirates (UAE).  The United States, the European Union, and even the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) all applauded the news. 

But let us be clear–this is no cause for celebration. This decision threatens the legitimacy and efficacy of COP28. If we have any hope of addressing the climate crisis, every COP must be free from the polluting influence of the fossil fuel industry. 

ADNOC is the world’s 12th largest oil producer.  As a major emitter it ranks 14th in the list of corporations most responsible for carbon emissions. ADNOC also ranked 2nd highest in a global analysis of fossil fuel companies’ oil & gas expansion plans, making it one of the fastest growing fossil fuel companies based on its project and construction approval for new fields and wells. It recently ramped up its expansion plans by committing to produce 5 million barrels per day by 2027, and it partners closely with other major polluters to continue to lock in a fossil-fueled future. Its plans are incompatible with the International Energy Agency’s scenario, which makes it clear that there can be no new oil and gas development to be on track to limit global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius. 

Even before the appointment of Al Jaber, the UAE’s track record demonstrates it is not serious about phasing out fossil fuel use and keeping global temperature rise to below 1.5 degrees Celsius. Rather, its track record demonstrates it is central to causing the climate crisis, not solving it. 

There is no honor in appointing a fossil fuel executive who profits immensely off of fueling the climate crisis to oversee the global response to climate change. That such a move could ever be seen to be legitimate amidst an intensifying climate crisis where millions of lives and ecosystems are on the line exemplifies just how insidious Big Polluters’ stranglehold over climate policy is. It also points to a deeper problem—fossil fuel interests overrun the UNFCCC and threaten its credibility. At COP27 last November, more than 630 fossil fuel lobbyists registered to attend the climate negotiations. The UAE, now hosting COP28, had more fossil fuel lobbyists on its delegation than any other country. The grim reality is that this appointment represents a tipping point in which the UNFCCC is rapidly losing any legitimacy and credibility.

More than 450 organizations have called on world governments to reset the system to ensure that it stops serving greed and profits and instead protects the people and communities who are paying for the world’s fossil fuel addiction with their lives and livelihoods. Multiple UNFCCC constituencies—representing youth, women and gender, trade unions, and the climate justice movement—have called on the UNFCCC to finally pass an Accountability Framework that ends the ability of Big Polluters to unduly influence and undermine the global response to climate change. Yet despite this united demand, and as the climate crisis is being experienced all around the world, world governments continue to treat the UNFCCC as an industry PR stunt and corporate trade show, despite the clear warnings delivered by the IPCC.  

No COP overseen by a fossil fuel executive can be seen as legitimate. COP Presidencies must be free and independent of fossil fuel influence. It’s time for the UNFCCC to deliver the long overdue equitable phaseout of fossil fuels. Critically, addressing the real problem of polluting interests only begins here. In addition, we demand:

  1. Big Polluters cannot write the rules. Big Polluters must not be allowed to unduly influence climate policymaking. This allows them to continue weaken and undermine the global response to climate change, and it’s why we are on the brink of extinction. The UNFCCC must urgently establish an Accountability Framework, including a regime-wide conflict-of-interest policy, that systematically ends this corporate capture. 
  2. No more Big Polluters’ bankrolling climate action. No Big Polluter partnership or sponsorships of climate talks or climate action. Not now. Not ever. Major polluters must not be allowed to greenwash themselves and literally buy their way out of culpability for a crisis they have caused. The UNFCCC will always fail to deliver so long as this is deemed acceptable.
  3. Polluters out and People in. While civil society has always participated in the COP process, governments have made it more difficult each time for non-governmental organizations and climate justice movements to have their voices heard. We need equitable, meaningful inclusion of civil society. Climate action must center the leadership and lived experience of the people, especially those on the frontlines of the climate crisis. With frontline communities in the lead, we must end the funding and validation of dangerous distractions and false solutions that promote Big Polluters’ profits, enable their abuses, and guarantee decades more of fossil fuel use.
  4. Reset the system to protect people and the planet, not Big Polluters. Big Polluters are destroying life as we know it. It’s time to build a new way of living and collaborating that works for people, not polluters, and that restores, rather than destroys, nature. We need real, just, accountable, gender responsive, community-led, nature-restoring, and proven and transformative solutions to be implemented rapidly and justly. We need a total and equitable transition off of fossil fuels. We need real solutions that center the rights of Indigenous peoples, local communities, women, workers, and the protection of those speaking up for justice. We need an end to the impunity of corporate abuses.

Year after year, the UNFCCC has failed to deliver the needed climate equity and action to end the era of fossil fuels, and to rapidly and justly transition to a new global system. 2023 needs to be a breakthrough year. Will the UNFCCC keep undermining its own credibility and continue to avoid addressing the core driver of the climate crisis—fossil fuels?  Or will it continue to give its executives a seat at the head of the table? 

Sincerely,

 

UNFCCC Constituencies:

Global Campaign to Demand Climate Justice – DCJ

Climate Action Network – CAN

Women and Gender Constituency

Trade Union NGOs (TUNGO)

 

Organizational endorsements:

Launching organizations:

350.org

Asian Peoples’ Movement on Debt and Development

Center for Biological Diversity

Climate Justice Programme

Corporate Accountability

Corporate Europe Observatory

Culture Unstained

Friends of the Earth International

Global Forest Coalition

Greenpeace

IBON International

Indigenous Environmental Network

Reclame Fossielvrij

Social Tippingpoint Coalition

Union of People Affected by Chevron-Texaco – UDAPT

 

International

ActionAid International

AEGEAN FOREST FOUNDATION

Africans Rising

Alliance for the future Generation

Alt in MH

Amazon Watch

Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID)

Center for International Environmental Law

Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy

Christian Aid

CIDSE

Climate & Sustainability

Climate Clock

Cyrog Enterprise Ltd

Debt Justice UK

Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN)

Dorcas Aid International

EarthRights International

EcoEquity

EcoPravo-Kharkiv

Ecovista

Education International

EnGen Collaborative

FairClimateFund

FIMCAP Europe

Fòs Feminista

Fuerza Mundial Global

Fundación Quantum

GAIA – Global Alliance for Incinerator Alterntatives

Gallifrey Foundation

Gastivists

Global Forest Coalition

Global Inititive for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Global Network of Civil Society Organisation for Disaster Reduction

Greenpeace

Heinrich Boell Stiftung Washington, DC

ICO “Environment – People – Law” (EPL)

IICAT The International Institute of Climate Action & Theory

International Climate Justice Program, Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung (RLS)

International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)

International helping for young

International Network for Sustainable Energy (INFORSE)

International Trade Union Confederation

International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA)

International Youth Task Force for Climate Change, Epidemics & Natural Disaster

IWRAW Asia Pacific

MADRE

Margaret Pyke Trust

medico international

MenEngage Global Alliance

MISEREOR

Oil Change International

Oxfam

Parents For Future Global

Peoples Rising for Climate Justice

Plastic Free Campus

Polar Educators International

Population Connection

Practical Action

Presente.org/Alianza Americas

Razom We Stand

Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary NGO at the UN

SHE Changes Climate

Simavi

SMC – Faith in Development

Stand.earth

Stay Grounded Network

Tearfund

The Institute for Climate Policy Solutions (ICPS)

Their Voices for Climate

Third World Network

TONATIERRA

Transparency International

Tropenbos International

UNI Global UNION

War on Want

Water Justice and Gender

We Effect

WECF International

Women Deliver

Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN)

Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO)

World Animal Protection

World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts

YouthNet for Climate Justice

 

Africa

Aalem for Orphan and Vulnerable Children, Inc.

AbibiNsroma Foundation

Actions pour la Réinsertion Sociale de la Femme “ARSF”

Actions pour le Développement, l’Education et la Santé, ADESA RDC

AFPDE

Africa Farmers Media Centre

Africa Institute for Energy Governance

Africa Youth Coalition Against Hunger Sierra Leone

Akina Mama wa Afrika

Amalgamated Transport and General Workers Union (ATGWU)

ANAD

Associacao comunitaria Emmanuel

Association de Sauvegarde de la Nature et de l’Environnement et du Développement Durable à Nefza (ASNEDDN)

Association pour le respect du droit des populations autochtones, du développement durable et du droit de l’homme (ARPA2DH)

Baray tagui

CADIRE CAMEROON ASSOCIATION

Cameroon Gender and Environment Watch-CAMGEW

Candles Association for Equality / Morocco

Centre for 21st Century Issues

Centre for Citizens Conserving Environment & Management (CECIC)

Centre for community Against Human Trafficking (CIAHT)

Centre for Emergency and Development Support

Centre pour la Justice Environnementale – Togo

Citizens network for community development Zambia

Civil Society Action Coalition on Disaster Mitigation

Civil Society Organisation HINA Plateform

Cleannation Foundation

Climate Action Network Africa (CAN Africa)

CNTT

Collectif Sénégalais des Africaines pour la Promotion de l: Education Relative à l’Environnement (COSAPERE)

Community Agenda Support

Community Technology Development Trust

Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa

Disaster Risk Management in Africa – DRM Africa

DUKINGIRE ISI YACU

Economic Empowerment and Human Rights Sierra Leone

Economic Justice Network Sierra Leone

Educating Girls and Young Women for Development-EGYD

Elizka Relief Foundation

Endorois Welfare Council (EWC)

Entreprise Forward and Fellow alumni of Women Deliver

Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria

FONAHD RDC

Fridays for Future Kajiado

Fridays For Future Kenya

Fridays for Future Uganda

GARDEN KID’S

GenderCC Southern Africa

Geo-Environmental Research Agency for Development (GERAD-LIBERIA) INC

Green Living Movement

HORN OF AFRICA REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT ACTION (HARDA)

Humanitaire pour un developpement social et societale “Sitroul-abde”

Innovative Hub for Inclusiveness, Empowerment and Social Development (SieDi-Hub)

International helping for young

Jigawa State Government

Joint Initiatives For Vulnerables Support

Karamoja Go Green

Kikandwa Environmental Association

KITUI PEACE NETWORK

LAMU WOMEN ALLIANCE

Lelewal Foundation

Les Ecocitoyens

Movement For Education And Advocacy Network Salone

MVIWAKI

Natural Justice

Natural Resource Women Platform

NCDG

Noble Delta Women for Peace and Development Intl.

ONG KAWTAL

Parents for Future Nigeria

Pathways for Women’s Empowerment and Development (PaWED) Cameroon

Powering Young Initiatives

RECODEF Sénégal AACJ

REFEDE MALI

Regional Centre for International Development Cooperation – RCIDC

Rise to Inspire Africa Initiative

SAF-TESO

SHE Changes Climate

Sierra Leone School Green Clubs (SLSGC)

Simma Africa Creative Arts Foundation

Somaliland Climate Action Initiative {SOCAI}

Spring of the arid and semi-arid lands (SASAL)

Support for Women in Agriculture and Environment (SWAGEN)

Sustainable Development Institute

SustyVibes

Union pour la Promotion/Protection, la Défense des Droits Humains et de l’Environnement-UPDDHE/GL

Vision for Alternative Development – VALD Ghana

Women for a Change

You-lean Chad

ZIMTA

 

Asia & Pacific

350.org Japan

ACTU

Active Citizens Pacific

AGHAM Advocates of Science and Technology for the People

Alliance for Future Generations

Anne’s Christian Community Health School and Nursing Services

APWLD

ARSOW Nepal

Association For Promotion Sustainable Development

Australian Council of Trade Unions

Bangladesh Model Youth Parliament (Protiki Jubo Sangshad)

Barokupot Ganochetona Foundation -BGF

BIMBA (Kiribati)

Blue Dlian

Bougainville Women’s Federation

CADME (Coastal Area Disaster Mitigation Efforts)

Centre for Social Policy Development

Climate Action Network Japan

Diverse Voices and Action (DIVA) for Equality

DIVERSE VOICES AND ACTIONS FOR EQUALITY FIJI

Fiji Women’s Rights Movement (FWRM)

FoE Japan

Friends of the Earth Australia

Friends of the Siberian Forests

Ganochetona Bangladesh

Good Food Community

Grameena Vikas Samithi-GVS.

Grata Fund

Health Care Without Harm Southeast Asia

House of Colors

IDEAS For Nepal

Indian National Trade Union Congress-INTUC

Integrated Development Society Nepal

International Trade Union Confederation – Asia Pacific

International Women’s Development Agency

Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment

Kapul Champions Inc.

Kdadalak Sulimutuk Institute

Korea Federation for Environmental Movement

KRuHA

KSBSI

Living All Inclusive In Belau Organization

Lok Shakti Abhiyan

Motto to Empower Health, Education & Rights

Na i Soqosoqo Vakamarama i Taukei

National Campaign for Sustainable Development Nepal

National Fisheries Solidarity Movement

National Forum for Advocacy Nepal (NAFAN)

NDF Pakistan

Nepalese Space Research Association(NESRA))

NGO Forum on ADB

NTFP EP Philippines

NZEI Te Riu Roa

Pakistan Kissan Rabita Committee

Papua New Guinea Teachers Association

Rainbow Pride Foundation Fiji

Roots for Equity

Rural Area Development Programme (RADP)

Save & Plant Trees

SERUNI

Shifting the Power Coalition & Pacific Island Feminist Alliance for Climate Justice

Social Economic Development Society [SEDS]

SUKAAR WELFARE ORGANIZATION

Tebtebba Foundation

The Climate Reality Project Japan

TI-Korea

Tuvalu Climate Action Network

Vanuatu Human Rights Coalition

Vanuatu Young Women For Change

Vatu Mauri Consortium

Victorian Trades Hall Council

Youth Advocates for Climate Action Philippines

Youth Association for Development (YAD) Pakistan

Youth Strike 4 Climate Philippines

 

Europe

ACV-CSC METEA

Adéquations

Agora Association

Alliance Sud

Asociación Española de Educación Ambiental

Black Sea Women’s Club

Black2Nature

Campaign against Climate Change

Catholic Agency for Overseas Development

CCFD – Terre Solidaire

Changemaker

Climate 2025

Climate Emergency UK

Climáximo

ČMOS PŠ

Co-ordination Office of the Austrian Bishop’s Conference for International Development and Mission (KOO)

CONFEDERACION INTERSINDICAL

Confederacion Sindical Comisiones Obreras España (CCOO)

Cordaid

Deutsche Umwelthilfe

Earth Minutes

Eco Action Families

Ecologistas en Acción

Element Four

Extinction Rebellion

FNV

Food and Water Action Europe

FridaysForFuture Thessaloniki

Friends of the Earth Cyprus

Friends of the Earth Europe

Friends of the Earth Germany/ BUND

Friends of the Earth Ireland

Friends of the Earth Malta

Friends of the Earth Norway (Naturvernforbundet)

Fundacja Gotowi.org

Global Justice Now

Global Witness

Grands-parents pour le cliamt/ Klima-Grosseltern Schweiz

Greek General Confederation of Labour (GSEE)

Green Thought Association

GREENPEACE

KFUK-KFUM Global

Klimadelegation e.V.

Kmelnytskyi energy cluster

Landelijk Netwerk Bossen- en Bomenbescherming.nl

Les Amis de la Terre France

Milieudefensie

Money Rebellion

Mosaïque Bretagne

NEU Climate Change Network

NGO Ekoltava

Observatori DESC

Parents for future

Parents for Future – West London

Parents For Future Austria

Parents for Future Italy

Parents for future Scotland

Parents for Future Sweden

Parents for Future Tortona

Parents for Future UK

Parents for future Waldviertel

Planète Amazone

Rapid Transition Alliance

ReCommon

Rodzice dla Klimatu – Parents For Future Poland

Scottish Sustainable Schools Network

SHE Changes Climate

Shine Coaching and Consultancy

Spire

Swedwatch

The Movements Trust

Transport&Environment

Trócaire

TROYA ÇEVRE DERNEĞİ

UK Schools Sustainability Network

UK Youth Climate Coalition

Unión General de Trabajadoras y Trabajadores (UGT)

University & College Union

Uplift

Urgewald

Vanguard SOS UK

WeSmellGas

ZERO – Associação Sistema Terrestre Sustentável

Zero Waste Society

 

Latin America & Caribbean

5 Elementos – Instituto de Educação para Sustentabilidade

Associação de Mulheres, agricultores, artesãos e amigos do Quilombo Santa Justina Santa Izabel – RJ do quil

Associação de Preservação do Meio Ambiente e da Vida – Apremavi

Casa del Protector Marcahuasi

Centro de Estudios Heñói

CESTA Friends of the Earth El Salvador

Coalición Ecuménica por el Cuidado de la Creación

Coalición Evangélica por la Justicia Climática

Coalición Nacional por la Tierra – Argentina

Colectiva Zurciendo el planeta

Colectivo CASA

Colectivo VientoSur

CPOOEM-Coordinadora de Pueblos y Organizaciones del Oriente del Estado de México en Defensa de la Tierra, el Agua y su Cultura

Derecho Ambiente y Recursos Naturales

ECOMUNIDADES, Red Ecologista Autónoma de la Cuenca de México

ECORE

Entraide et Fraternité

Familias Pelo Clima

FirecircleTT To End ALL Abuse

Fundación Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (FARN)

Fundacion Plurales

Iepé – Instituto de Pesquisa e Formação Indigena

Instituto de Estudos Socioeconômicos – Inesc

Instituto de Referência Negra Peregum

Instituto Ecologica

Instituto Internacional de Educacao do Brasil

IPÊ – Institute for Ecological Research

La Ruta del Clima

LATINDADD

Memoria Indígena

Movimiento Ciudadano frente al Cambio Climatico

Nós na Criação

Observatorio de Ecología Política de Venezuela

Observatório do Clima (Climate Observatory)

Otros Cruces

Paz y Esperanza Ecuador

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DEL PERÚ – PUCP

Project on Organizing, Development, Education, and Research (PODER)

RCA. Rede de Cooperação Amazônica

Reaccion Climatica

Red de Estudios y Empoderamiento Afrodescendiente RedAfros

Red Latinoamericana por Justicia Económica y Social – LATINDADD

REDE GTA

Salvaginas Colectiva Ecofeminista

Sociedad civil Amigos del Viento meteorologia ambiente desarrollo

Taller Ecologista

The Breadfruit Collective

Voces de Tibet

 

Middle East

Arab Watch Coalition

Arab Youth Climate Movement-Lebanon

AYSDN

Dibeen For Environmental Development

EIPR

For bright yemen organization for development

Kazdagi Association for The Protection of Natural and Cultural Assets

Parents For Climate – Israel

RAWSA Alliance for African and Arab States

Youth For Climate Turkey

 

North America

Accelerate Neighborhood Climate Action

198 methods

350 PDX

350 Triangle

350Brooklyn

Action Enivronnement Basses-Laurentides, Québec

Animals Are Sentient Beings Inc

Athens County’s Future Action Network

Beyond Extreme Energy

Biofuelwatch

Black Parents United Foundation

Businesses for a Livable Climate

Call to Action Colorado

Canton Residents for a Sustainable Equitable Future

CatholicNetwork US

Center for Constitutional Rights

Citizen’s Alliance for a Sustainable Englewood

Citizens Climate Lobby Lancaster

Clean Energy Action

Climate Action for Lifelong Learners (CALL)

Climate Action Network – Réseau action climat Canada

Climate Families NYC

Climate Generation

Climate Hawks Vote

Climate Justice Alliance

ClimateMama

Colorado Businesses for a Livable Climate

ColorBrightonGreen

Community for Sustainable Energy

Continental Network of Indígenous Women of the Americas, North Region

Defend Our Future

Empower Our Future

Environmental Defence Canada

Families for a Livable Climate

Federation of Sisters of St. Joseph of Canada (Office for Systemic Justice)

Friends of the Earth Canada

Friends of the Earth US

Front commun pour la transition énergétique

Grandmothers Advocacy Network

Grassroots Global Justice Alliance

Greater New Orleans Housing Alliance

Green 13

Green House Collaboration Center

Indivisible Ambassadors

Institute for Policy Studies Climate Policy Program

Interstate 70 Citizens Advisory Group

Larimer Alliance for Health, Safety & Environment

Le Centre Oblat – A Voice for Justice

Littleton Business Alliance

Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns

Mayfair Park Neighborhood Association Board

Mental Health & Inclusion Ministries

Montbello Neighborhood Improvement Association

Nature Québec

North Central Washington Climate Advocates

North Range Concerned Citizens

Nuclear Energy Information Service (NEIS)

OC Sierra Club Climate Action Team

Office of Religious Congregations for Integral Ecology

PACAN

RapidShift Network

Save the Environmental Protection Agency

Southwest Organization for Sustainability

Spirit of the Sun

System Change Not Climate Change

Talk Climate

Texas Campaign for the Environment

The Climate Reality Project Canada

The Parents’ Climate Community

Third Act Ohio

Unite North Metro Denver

Wall of Women

West Vallehy Neighborhoods Coalition

Western Slope Businesses for a Livable Climate

Womxn from the Mountain

Working for Racial Equity

 

Other

Online Knowledge Society

Research-Intellectual Club “Dialogue of Generations”

Realizing Sexual and Reproductive Justice (RESURJ)

Women United Together Marshall Islands

Fiji Youth SRHR Alliance

DIVA Central Hub

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