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UN Climate Report Shows Urgent Need for Supply-Side Action

WASHINGTON -

A new report from the United Nations warns that countries must take drastic action to rapidly curtail greenhouse gas emissions. The ‘emissions gap’ report underscores that countries must stop the development of planned or projected fossil fuel projects.

In response, Food & Water Action Climate & Energy Program Director Mitch Jones released the following statement:

“The most urgent task for policymakers, political leaders and the global climate justice movement is to demand solutions that cut off the supply of fossil fuels at their source. We have no time left to waste on neoliberal market tweaks that only seek to saddle working families with paying the costs of climate action. The urgent, necessary solution is to stop the supply of fossil fuels by banning fracking and all other forms of fossil fuel drilling. Climate policy proposals that do not squarely confront the issue of supply are not making a serious attempt to avert catastrophe.”

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