Podcast premiere! #FossilFuelTreaty

Pollution from the burning of ever more coal, oil and methane gas is accelerating the climate crisis. As national governments fail to control these emissions, cities and regions around the world are banding together to adopt a Fossil Fuels Non-Proliferation Treaty. Modeled after efforts to reduce the spread of nuclear weapons, this new global initiative is gaining support ahead of the upcoming COP26 climate conference in Glasgow.

Launching the The Global Energy Transition Podcast series, host Michael Buchsbaum, lead blogger of Energy Transition.org, reviews the treaty and interviews two of its team of all-star advocates: Richard Folland from Carbon Tracker and Mitzi Jonelle Tan, a Filipina climate justice activist and organizer with Fridays for Future. Audio from the podcast was mixed and edited by Christian Kreymborg.

You can play the episode below, and it’s also available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.


Volts podcast: treating fossil fuels like nuclear weapons, with Tzeporah Berman

Fossil Fuels non-Proliferation Treaty initiative

Video: Introducing the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty

Mitzi Jonelle Tan’s website

Richard Folland at Carbon Tracker

Christian Kreymborg’s website listing his credentials, etc.



L. Michael Buchsbaum is an energy and mining journalist and industrial photographer based in Germany. Since the mid-1990s, he has covered the social, environmental, economic and political impacts of the transition from fossil fuels towards renewables for dozens of industry magazines, journals, institutions and corporate clients. Born in the U.S., he emigrated to Germany and Europe to better document the Energiewende. He is also the host of The Global Energy Transition Podcast.

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