End all Fossil Fuel Exploration

Scotland should (in addition to ending fossil fuel subsidies) end all new licences for fossil fuel exploration. If this is a reserved matter, the Scottish government should lobby the UK government to, as potently, end all new licences for fossil fuel exploration.

Why the contribution is important

Multiple sources of evidence show that there are already too many extraction sites for coal, oil and gas for humankind to meet the Paris goals: https://twitter.com/Bankfieldbecky/status/1280404159674691585?s=20

Hence, any additional fossil fuel licences imperil the Paris goals even further. A managed decline (a degrowth, even?) of these industries is required to even be Paris compliant.

by iastruthers on October 26, 2020 at 02:29PM

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