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Fossil Fuel Treaty

In 2024, we are supporting the Global Justice Now campaign for Scotland to be the first European nation to endorse a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty. 

Why Scotland must join the call for a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty

  • The fossil fuel industry spends around £150 million each year to delay, control or block policies to tackle climate change. They will not plan their own demise.
  • It’s time to end the fossil fuel era and to take away the power of corporations who have made vast profits from fuelling the climate emergency.
  • An International agreement to plan the end of fossil fuel exploration and extraction is needed to keep within the 1.5 degree C threshold of the UN Paris Agreement.
  • Scotland could become the first European nation to endorse the call for a fossil fuel treaty and lead the way for other countries.

How to help

something simple

take a little more time

Send a more personal message to the First Minister, or to your MSP or MP. Have a look at our writing prompts for your letters. We will publish some of the best in our Zine.

community workshops

Get together with your community – faith groups, book clubs and social groups –  to take collective action. Find out how you can host or run a Paperboats workshop.

We are not measuring climate change in degrees of Celsius or tons of carbon, but in human lives

Dig Deeper

The Three Pillars of the Fossil Fuel Treaty

A worldwide moratorium on the development of all new oil and gas reserves

Phase out fossil fuel production, end subsidies and shift to sustainable energy

A just transition including support for nations with less capacity to transition