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.