Kolkata becomes largest city in the world to support the call for Fossil Fuel Treaty

14 September, Kolkata – Kolkata Municipal Council today endorsed a global call for a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty to “phase out fossil fuels by applying equity principles and pave path for a smooth just energy transition”.  Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) joins Paris, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Lima and 60 other municipalities and becomes the largest city to […]

10 more parliamentarians from Nepal call for a Fossil fuel free future

5 September 2022, Kathmandu: 10 more prominent parliamentarians from Nepal yesterday endorsed the ‘Parliamentarians’ call for a fossil fuel free future’ to address the urgency of a swift and just transition away from fossil fuel energy and building democratic, renewable, safe energy systems for all people and communities in line with the goal of keeping global temperature […]

Ahead of Stockholm +50, South Asian Parliamentarians and Health Professionals call for regional collaboration to Avert the Twin Crisis of Air pollution and Climate change

28 May 2022, New Delhi/Dhaka/Islamabad/Kathmandu: As evidence grows about the impact poor air quality has on human health, medical practitioners and lawmakers from South Asia on Saturday called for collaborative action to phase out the use of fossil fuels – one of the largest contributors to air pollution in the region. In this effort, Members […]


In response to rising energy insecurity, CAN and REN21 call on governments to set measurable and legally binding renewable energy targets in line with science.  26 APRIL 2022: Today, Climate Action Network (CAN) and REN21 call on all governments to urgently set national targets on renewable energy that are legally binding and monitored by domestic and  […]

Nepalese transportation hub Itahari endorses the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty

The Nepalese city commits to a phase-out of fossil fuels and a globally just energy transition. 3 February 2022, Kathmandu/New Delhi : Itahari, located in eastern Nepal, becomes the second city in South Asia to endorse the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty today. Situated in the fertile plains of eastern Nepal, Itahari is a growing business hub and major […]

Biggest ever global coalition for clean energy launched at Glasgow climate summit

A new high-level coalition for clean energy was announced today at the Glasgow climate summit, involving major governments, international organizations, legislators, business leaders, researchers and citizen groups […]

South Asia must sidestep lack of climate progress revealed in latest Production Gap Report

20 OCTOBER 2021 – A phase out of fossil fuels and accelerated uptake of renewable energy is critical to meet Paris goals and ensure both clean energy and energy security across South Asia […]

Dhulikhel in Nepal is first city in Global South to endorse the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty

Kathmandu – The small town of Dhulikhel, located on the Eastern rim of Kathmandu Valley of Nepal, endorsed the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty today, becoming the first city in Global South and South Asia to do so […]

‘COP26 must be postponed’ – Climate Action Network

Vaccine inequity, unaffordable accommodation, travel challenges and new surges in the Covid19 pandemic will lock out huge numbers of developing country delegates from the UN climate talks set to take place in November[..]

Health Professionals call for Phase out of Fossil Fuels in South Asia to Avert the Twin Crisis of Air pollution and Climate change

7 September 2021, New Delhi/Dhaka/Islamabad/Kathmandu : Doctors and medical practitioners representing some of the largest associations and networks of public health professionals today called upon South Asian Governments to phase out fossil fuels – oil, gas and coal – to avert the twin crisis of air pollution and climate change. They also endorsed the Fossil […]

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