It is now accepted that climate change is a major crisis that can turn catastrophic for the planet if real actions to avert it continue to be avoided. This crisis can only be effectively dealt with by tackling the root causes. The burning of fossil fuels by humans for energy is the primary cause. Since the beginning of the industrial revolution up to 80 percent of atmospheric capacity to absorb carbon emissions has been taken up by industrialised countries. The reality is that at least 80 percent of currently known fossil fuels must be left unburned to avoid catastrophic global warming and to avoid local destruction where fossil fuels are being extracted.
Oilwatch’s Call for a De-petroleum-ized Habitat III. This call was made at the end of the General Assembly of Oilwatch International held in Quito, Ecuador. The General Assembly also marked Oilwatch's 20th Anniversary.
Oilwatch International held its General Assembly in Quito 19-20 October 2016. Accion Eccologica also marked 30 years of incredible work within the week. Delegates came from all the continents of the world. We bring you a group photograph of delegates at the General Assembly.