September 13, 2019

MIA-MGA Signs onto Global Fracking Ban Letter

Leading up to the 74th Session of the General Assembly, Civil Society, led by Food & Water Europe/Food & Water Watch and the Breathe Project, has prepared an open letter to Secretary-General António Guterres calling on him to publicly demand a global fracking ban. An excerpt states:

"As you are aware, manmade climate change is the biggest and most comprehensive existential threat humanity has ever faced – apart from a nuclear war. Scientists confirm that we have maximum 10-30 years left to phase-out all fossil-fuels (including fossil gas) if we want to avoid overshooting significant climate tipping-points. Scientific evidence shows that methane emissions from gas extraction in general and from shale gas in particular are a significant driver of global warming and climate change."

This statement will be delivered to the Secretary General prior to the gathering of the United Nations General Assembly and Climate Summit. The statement further highlights a call to action regarding the 1)Negative climate impacts of fossil gas; 2) Environmental and public health implications of fracking; 3) Fracking supports polluting plastics industry and; 4) Fracking impacts human rights.

Read the Statement here

Messages to: Angela Reed rsm - MGA Coordinator

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