The Lofoten Declaration affirms that it is the urgent responsibility and moral obligation of wealthy fossil fuel producers to lead in putting an end to fossil fuel development and to manage the decline of existing production. It is also a call to prioritize support for communities on the front lines of climate change and fossil fuel extraction.
It was written in August 2017 at a gathering in the Lofoten Islands in Norway of academics, analysts, and activists, all of whom recognize that we have a window of opportunity to limit the expansion of the oil and gas industry globally, in order to achieve the Paris climate goals.
By signing the declaration, eco-union seeks to amplify the message and urge key decision makers of the imperative to protect local communities against the threat of fossil fuel expansion and respond to the climate emergency before it is too late.
Taking the necessary steps to respond to the climate emergency will benefit everyone, everywhere. That is why we encourage all kinds of groups and organisations to join us in signing the declaration.