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Towards a fossil fuel treaty?

Environment Themed Fossil Fuel Non-proliferation Treaty logo

What’s on offer?

A 30 minute conversation between Peter Newell and Andrew Simms followed by 30 minutes of questions and answers/conversation with the audience.

What’s it about?

This event is a public conversation about research, impact and policy on climate change. It focuses on the proposal for a fossil treaty to fairly leave a large proportion of remaining fossil fuels in the ground. Remarkably, the Paris Agreement on climate change does not even mention fossil fuels, despite being the main drivers of climate change. This needs to change and in this event we discuss how research and advocacy have come together around calls for a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty. How can research on climate policy and energy transitions interface with campaigning in the run up to and beyond COP26? We'll look at the challenges and hopes of moving this agenda forward.

Who’s leading the event?

Peter Newell, Professor of International Relations in the School of Global Studies, University of Sussex Andrew Simms, author, activist and co-director of the New Weather Institute and co-founder of the Rapid Transition Alliance (a member based network of over 100 civil society organisations from around the world).

Open to

All welcome

Of particular interest to

All those interested in climate change, policy and the politics of advocacy

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