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Beyond Oil & Gas Alliance Shows A Path Forward / La Alianza Beyond Oil & Gas muestra un camino para acabar con el petróleo y el gas (ECO 10, COP26)

11 Nov 2021

Today in Glasgow, Denmark and Costa Rica will announce a new and exciting alliance of countries and jurisdictions committing to something long a ‘verboten’ topic at the UNFCCC — an end to oil and gas expansion, and a managed and equitable phase-out of existing extraction. ECO welcomes the groundbreaking announcement of the Beyond Oil & Gas Alliance […]

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Un-Cover-ing Essential Ambition / Destapando la ambición esencial (ECO 10, COP26)

11 Nov 2021

ECO would like to offer some observations on the cover texts and suggestions for how they can better reflect the desperate urgency for action that is needed. The texts fail to reflect the urgency being called for by the people of the world, especially those already suffering the impacts of climate change. The texts remain […]

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Something Is Missing from the COP Decision: the Global Stocktake! / Falta algo en la decisión de la COP: ¡el balance global! (ECO 10, COP26)

11 Nov 2021

As ECO has already explained, the GST is the guardian of the Paris Agreement. It is about protecting people and ecosystems from climate change impacts, and it’s about saving lives, cultures, and livelihoods. Yet looking at the draft COP cover text, you would hardly know that Glasgow is the moment that will kickstart the first […]

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California in the Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance would be a moment to celebrate — But There’s more work to be done / El ingreso de California en la Alianza Beyond Oil and Gas sería un momento para celebrar, pero hay más trabajo por hacer (ECO 10, COP26)

11 Nov 2021

ECO’s sources tell us it is increasingly likely that California will be joining the Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance (BOGA) at today’s official Alliance launch as an inaugural associate (second-tier) member. If true, ECO warmly congratulates California on this important development. Since the last COP, California Governor Gavin Newsom has pledged to ban fracking by […]

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Unusual support for 1.5°C / Un apoyo inusual al 1,5°C (ECO 10, COP26)

11 Nov 2021

Over the last decades, many ECO contributors have worked behind the scenes to influence important international energy organisations, or openly campaigning against them. This year, the International Energy Agency, arguably the most influential energy agency globally, has thankfully changed sides. In two reports this year, Net Zero by 2050: A Roadmap for the Global Energy […]

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Plastic: The “Other” Fossil Fuel / El plástico: el “otro” combustible fósil (ECO 10, COP26)

11 Nov 2021

The fossil fuel industry must have been nervous about this COP, since it brought a delegation larger than any single country. But it also has a backup plan, just in case, Parties get serious about cutting back on fossil fuels: plastic. While transportation fuel demand is flat, plastic production is growing at 4% per year; […]

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The Energy We Want / La energía que queremos (ECO 10, COP26)

11 Nov 2021

The world is getting closer than ever to a global fossil fuel phase-out.  So ECO is crossing its fingers in the hope that COP26 will conclude with a call for a coal phase-out and a global end to fossil fuel subsidies. To tackle climate change we need a rapid phase out of fossil fuels and […]

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Not All That Shines Is Right … / No todo lo que brilla es bueno… (ECO 10, COP26)

11 Nov 2021

ECO is concerned that amongst all the climate solutions that are presented at COP26 there are promoters who are queuing up to receive climate finance for proposed technologies that create at least as many problems as they attempt to solve. At COP26, the very visible promoters of nuclear power and their industry backers, are somehow […]

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A Cover[Up] Decision to rescue a failed COP? / ¿Una decisión de encubrimiento para rescatar una COP fallida? (ECO 10, COP26)

11 Nov 2021

ECO is happy to share this part of our publications with the Indigenous Peoples Caucus(IPO) to help amplify their voice. This article reflects the views of the IPO.The Indigenous Peoples Caucus has been working around the clock these past two weeks to advance text on Article 6, climate finance, gender, and mechanisms that support a rights-based […]

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Fossil of the Day: And it’s GOLD for Australia at last at COP26 here in Glasgow!! / ¡¡Y por fin es ORO para Australia en la COP26 aquí en Glasgow!! (ECO 10, COP26)

11 Nov 2021

Meet some of the countries burning the planet with more fossil fuel investments Australia wins the first Fossil of the Day award this time. The day has finally come. After bagging four fossil awards so far at COP26 Australia has now won its first GOLD (applause, please). All that hard work and effort has paid […]

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