New Paris climate agreement ratifications reaffirm necessity to divest from fossil fuels
As 30 more countries ratify the Paris agreement during the UN Paris Climate Change Agreement Ratification Ceremony at the United Nations in New York, the imminent implementation of the accord reaffirms the necessity for institutions, governments and individuals to divest and break free from fossil fuels. “The historic pace at which countries are joining the Paris agreement brings it significantly closer to entering into force, yet there remains a massive gap between what the agreement calls for and what world governments are actually doing to meet these targets,” said May Boeve, 350.org Executive Director. “Each of the last 16 consecutive months have been the hottest in history, with 2016 shaping up to be the hottest year on record — a title that we’re getting far too accustomed to applying year after year. Around the world, there is a powerful and growing fossil fuel resistance movement that is pushing our institutions and governments to divest and break free from fossil fuels to prioritize people and planet,” Boeve added. ….