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14 Dec 2015

Kumi Naidoo, Greenpeace

Greenpeace blog

"COP21: shows the end of fossil fuels is near, we must speed its coming", 14 Dec 2015

…There’s much in this deal that frustrates and disappoints me, but it still puts the fossil fuel industry squarely on the wrong side of history. Parts of this deal have been diluted and polluted by the people who despoil our planet, but it contains a new temperature limit of 1.5 degrees…The transition away from fossil fuels is inevitable…When it comes to forcing real, meaningful action, Paris fails to meet the moment...There is also not enough in this deal for the nations and people on the frontlines of climate change…To pull us free of fossil fuels we are going to need to mobilise in ever greater numbers…We will push our beautifully simple solution to climate change - 100% renewable energy for all - and make sure it is heard and embraced…Finally, we will stand with those communities on the front lines of this struggle…