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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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Which Future Will You Fund? / ¿Cuál futuro vas a financiar? (ECO 9, COP26)

10 Nov 2021

For decades ECO has watched in dismay as world governments came to COP after COP promising more climate action, only to go home and continue producing and burning more coal, oil and gas. The world has known for over a century that the combustion of these fossil fuels causes climate change. Yet try as you […]

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You Can’t Offset Your Way to 1.5˙C / No puedes compensar su camino hacia el 1,5˙C (ECO 9, COP26)

10 Nov 2021

You may have heard of a recent greenwashing trend whereby fossil fuel majors are marketing their polluting products as “carbon neutral”. In 2021 alone, companies have claimed 19 massive fossil fuel cargoes to be “carbon neutral” on the basis that the associated oil and gas companies have retired carbon credits to compensate for fossil emissions. […]

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Do Judge a COP by its Cover Decision / Juzgar una COP por su decisión de portada (ECO 9, COP26)

10 Nov 2021

ECO has been following discussions on the “cover decision” and has heard that some Parties do not acknowledge the importance of such a piece. So, we thought it was a good idea to remind negotiators and especially Ministers that this is the decision that sets the political tone of how the world is responding to […]

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