UNDP Launches New Campaign ‘Don’t Choose Extinction’
29 October 2021, UNDP
The Friends of Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform (Costa Rica, Denmark, Ethiopia, Finland, New Zealand, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Uruguay).
UNDP’s ‘Don’t Choose Extinction’ campaign and film aim to shine a spotlight on fossil fuel subsidies and how they are cancelling out significant progress towards ending climate change and are driving inequality by benefitting the rich.
We, the Friends of Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform, lend our voice to the UNDP campaign “Don’t Choose Extinction” that calls for an end to spending public funds on fossil fuel subsidies every year.
In light of the findings of the latest IPCC report, which highlight the rapid changes caused by human-induced global warming, there is an urgent need for increased ambition and immediate climate action. Fossil fuel subsidies distort markets, promote wasteful consumption of fossil fuels, and slow the transition to clean energy. Fossil fuel subsidy reform is a critical tool that countries and economies need to adopt urgently in their responses to climate change. We recognise that fossil fuel subsidy reform needs to take fully into account the specific needs of vulnerable groups and minimise possible adverse impacts on their development in a manner that protects the poor and the affected communities.
We support the spotlight that UNDP is bringing to this issue at this critical time and will be continuing to promote the role that fossil fuel subsidy reform should play in climate action.
Go to https://dontchooseextinction.com to learn more.