Rome Commits to Fossil Fuel Treaty

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Italian President, Sergio Mattarella.

Italy, Rome – 10th July (Mediaage NG) – Described as a real statement of intent by observers, the Italian capital, Rome on Monday, joined the call for a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty.

The capital is home to ENI, Italy’s seventh supermajor oil company in the world.

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The Capitoline Assembly approved a resolution sponsored by Councillors of the Green/Left Coordination, Nando Bonessio, Michela Cicculli and Alessandro Luparelli.

Rome commits to developing concrete policies to decarbonise the city starting with the public building stock, promoting the need for a Treaty to other Italian municipals.

It also urged the Italian government to “decisively support the international initiative (…) and the implementation of actions geared towards non-proliferation of fossil fuels.

“Rome endorsing the global call for a Fossil Fuel Treaty and joining a movement of almost 100 cities shows that local elected representatives are at the forefront of the fight against climate change, Alessandro Cavaliere, member of the Rome Green Party said.

“Although, aware of the country’s dependence on fossil fuels, the Italian capital wants to free itself from them and begin a just transition away from oil, gas and coal destruction.

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Cavaliere said the Italian government should follow the example of Rome and other Italian cities and stop exacerbating the problem by expanding fossil fuel production around the world, particularly through its main oil and gas company, ENI.

“Italy must put an end to fossil fuel diplomacy and build sustainable international cooperation based on science, renewable energy and justice, by backing the development of a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty”, he added.

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