Would your MP endorse Global Registry of Fossil Fuels

On Monday my MP, Caroline Lucas raised a call from other MPs to endorse the Global Registry of Fossil Fuels using her Early Day Motion. On the same day five more MPs agreed with her and so the EDM became formal. These other MPs are Dan Carden who is Labour for Liverpool Walton near where I was born and my family live along with Wera Hobhouse, Liberal Democrat for Bath, Zarah Sultana, Labour for Coventry South and two SNP MPs from Scotland. They are Tommy Sheppard from Edinburgh East and Martyn Day from Linlithgow and East Falkirk. Then yesterday another 4 MPs have signed it which includes Jim Shannon (DUP) from Northern Ireland and Jonathan Edwards (Ind) from Wales and two more Labour MPs, Apsana Begum from Poplar and Limehouse and Nadia Whittome from Nottingham East so the whole range of the UK has now signed it, but of course 10 MPs is not a huge amount. It would be fantastic if we could persuade several more MPs to sign it up. This would then potentially raise the issue amongst the Government. I am keen for some more Sussex ones to do so. However it would be great to get other areas as well. Here is the text from the EDM which can be seen here.

That this House notes that the 2021 UNEP Production Gap Report found that governments plan to produce more than twice the amount of fossil fuels in 2030 than is consistent with limiting warming to 1.5°C and calls for verifiable and comparable data on the location, quantities and ownership of fossil fuels; notes that, to date, climate change policy efforts have not focussed on reducing supply of those fuels; welcomes the launch of a new Global Registry of Fossil Fuels, the world’s first public database of fossil fuel production and reserves expressed in CO2-equivalent, which is designed to give policymakers, investors and civil society the asset level data to help manage the phase-out of fossil fuels; is alarmed that the Global Registry shows producing and combusting the world’s known fossil fuel reserves would emit over seven times more greenhouse gas emissions than the remaining carbon budget for 1.5C and more than all emissions produced since the industrial revolution; believes that the Registry will help give markets information to estimate which assets are likely to become stranded, act as a carbon budget assessment tool, help just transition planning, and promote government accountability for fossil fuel reserves and production within national territories; calls on the UK Government to join the governments of countries such as Germany, France, Tuvalu and Ireland, which have given diplomatic support to the Registry, and to commit to reporting to the Registry, which currently contains data for over 50,000 fields in 89 countries, covering 75 percent of global production.

The UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme) which was produced in 2021 can be seen here and it starts with “In 2021, when environmental issues reached an unprecedented prominence on the global stage, UNEP backed the world’s efforts to transform its relationship with nature and tackle the triple planetary crisis.”

About ianchisnall

I am passionate about the need for public policies to be made accessible to everyone, especially those who want to improve the wellbeing of their communities. I am particularly interested in issues related to crime and policing as well as health services and strategic planning.
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