Climate Leadership Requires a Managed Decline of Fossil Fuel Production


Climate Leadership Requires a Managed Decline of Fossil Fuel Production

Global climate change is a crisis of unprecedented scale, and it will take unprecedented action to avoid the worst consequences of our dependence on oil, coal, and gas. Equally as critical as reducing demand and emissions is the need for immediate and ambitious action to stop exploration and expansion of fossil fuel projects and manage the decline of existing production in line with what is necessary to achieve the Paris climate goals.

Clean, safe, and renewable fuels are already redefining how we see energy and it is time for nations to fully embrace 21st century energy and phase out fossil fuels.

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.

We stand in solidarity with, and offer our full support for, the growing wave of impacted communities around the world who are taking action to defend and protect their lives and livelihoods in the face of fossil fuel extraction and climate change. It is a priority to elevate these efforts. Frontline communities are the leaders we must look to as we all work together for a safer future.

A global transition to a low carbon future is already well underway. Continued expansion of oil, coal, and gas is only serving to hinder the inevitable transition while at the same time exacerbating conflicts, fuelling corruption, threatening biodiversity, clean water and air, and infringing on the rights of Indigenous Peoples and vulnerable communities.

Energy access and demand are and must now be met fully through the clean energies of the 21st century. Assertions that new fossil fuels are needed for this transformation are not only inaccurate; they also undermine the speed and penetration of clean energy.

We recognize that a full transition away from fossil fuels will take decades, but also, that this shift is an opportunity more than a burden. We are in a deep hole with climate. We must begin by not digging ourselves any deeper.

Research shows that the carbon embedded in existing fossil fuel production will take us far beyond safe climate limits. Thus, not only are new exploration and new production incompatible with limiting global warming to well below 2ºC (and as close to 1.5ºC as possible), but many existing projects will need to be phased-out faster than their natural decline.

This task should be first addressed by countries, regions, and corporate actors who are best positioned in terms of wealth and capacity to undergo an ambitious just transition away from fossil fuel production. In particular, leadership must come from countries that are high-income, have benefitted from fossil fuel extraction, and that are historically responsible for significant emissions.

We call on these governments and companies to recognize that continued fossil fuel exploration and production without a managed decline and a just transition is irreconcilable with meaningful climate action. We also note that there are tremendous leadership opportunities for these countries to demonstrate that moving beyond oil, coal, and gas – both demand and production – is not only possible, but can be done while protecting workers, communities, and economies.


ABCD Family – United States

Abibiman Foundation – Ghana

Above Ground – Canada

abracaMUNDI – France

Academics Stand Against Poverty – United States

ACT Alliance EU – Europe

Action Paysanne Contre la Faim – Democratic Republic of the Congo

Adaptation Strategies International – United States

Advocates for the Environment – United States

African Coalition For Sustainable Energy and Access – Cameroon

African Conservation Foundation – United Kingdom

Afrihealth Optonet Association – Nigeria

AfriOceans Conservation Alliance – South Africa

Aid Organization – Bangladesh

Algarve Surf & Marine Activities Association

Alianza Mar Blava – Spain

Alliance Sud – Switzerland

Almaa – Sudan

Alofa Tuvalu – France / Tuvalu

Alpine Initiative – Switzerland / Tuvalu

The Alternative – Denmark

Alternative Information and Development Centre – South Africa

Alternative Technology Association – Australia

Alternatives – Canada

Amazon Watch – United States

Les Amis de la Terre (Friends of the Earth France) – France

Amigos de la Tierra (Friends of the Earth Spain) – Spain

Amnesty International – International

Ande Bunbury Architects – Australia

Anti-Atom-Bündnis Schaumburg / AK Erneuerbare Energie Region – Germany

An Taisce Climate Committee – Ireland

Aotearoa New Zealand Human Rights Foundation – New Zealand

Apremavi – Association for the Preservation of the Upper Itajaí Valley – Brazil

ARAYARA Instituto – Brazil

Arndt Soret – Switzerland

Arab Youth Climate Muster – Lebanon

Arbeitskreis Fracking Braunschweiger Land – Germany

Architectopia AS – Norway

ARHIV architecture & urbanism – Croatia

Art Not Oil – United Kingdom

Asociación Interamericana para la Defensa del Ambiente (AIDA) – Latin America

As You Sow – United States

Ashden – United Kingdom

The Ashden Trust – United Kingdom

Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development – Asia-Pacific

Asian Peoples Movement on Debt and Development – Asia

Asociación ANDES – Peru

Asociación Centaurea – Spain

Asociación Mushuk Yuyay – Ecuador

Association Climat Genève – Switzerland

Association for Indigenous Women and Peoples of Chad – Chad

Association Nigérienne des Scouts de l’Environnement – Niger

Association for Protection Nature and Environment of Kairouan – Tunisia

Association Québécoise de Lutte contre la Pollution Atmosphérique – Canada

Association Transports et Environnement – Switzerland

Association for Women’s Rights in Development – International

Athens County Fracking Action Network – United States

ATO-ClimatEducate Project Africa – Nigeria

The Australia Institute – Australia

Australian Marine Conservation Society – Australia

Australian Religious Response to Climate Change – Australia

Austrian Association of Scientists for the Environment – Forum Wissenschaft & Umwelt – Austria

Azure Circle, Inc. – Canada

Bank Information Center – United States

BankTrack – International

Bäume am Landwehrkanal e.V. – Germany

Be the Change Earth Alliance – Canada

The Bellona Foundation – Norway

Berks Gas Truth – United States

Berliner Wassertisch, Grüne Liga Berlin e.V. – Germany

Besteforeldrenes Klimaaksjon – Norway

Bicitekas – Mexico

Biodiversity Conservation Center – Russia

Bioroot Energy, Inc. – United States

Biowatch South Africa – South Africa

Bob Brown Foundation – Australia

Bold Alliance – United States

Both ENDS – The Netherlands

British Columbia Council for International Cooperation – Canada

BSF – Canada

Bund AG Wir Gegen Fracking, Lüneburg – Germany

Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschlands (Friends of the Earth Germany) – Germany

Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz Sachsen (Friends of the Earth Saxony) – Germany

Bündnis90 / Die Grünen – Germany

BürgerInneninitiative – Landkreis Oldenburg – Germany

BürgerInneninitiative Umweltschutz Uelzen – Germany

Burnaby Residents Opposing Kinder Morgan Expansion – Canada

Business Council on Climate Change – United States

BVRio Institute – Brazil

Campaign for a Just Energy Future – South Africa

Campax – Switzerland

Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment – Canada

Canadian Engaged Buddhism Association – Canada

Canadian Interfaith Fast for the Climate – Canada

Canadian Unitarians for Social Justice – Canada

Canadian Voice of Women for Peace – Canada

The Canary Project – United States

Caravan of Non-violence – Côte d’Ivoire

Carbon Cutters – Australia

CarbonLab – Russia

Cascadia Rural Fuels – United States

Catholic Earthcare Australia – Australia

Catholic Network US – United States

Centar za životnu sredinu (Friends of the Earth Bosnia & Herzegovina) – Bosnia & Herzegovina

Center for Biological Diversity – United States

Center for Citizens Conserving (CECIC) – Uganda

Center for International Environmental Law – United States

Center for Justice, Governance, and Environmental Action – Kenya

Centre for Climate Safety – Australia

Centre for Environmental Justice – Zambia

Centre for Environmental Rights – South Africa

Centre for Human Rights & Climate Change Research – Nigeria

Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Development – Kyrgyzstan

Centre for Alternative Technology – United Kingdom

Centre for Sustainable Practice in the Arts – Canada

Change Partnership – International

Changemaker – Norway

Chesapeake Climate Action Network – United States

Christian Aid – United Kingdom

Citizen Gas & Oil Advisory Lobby – United States

Citizens’ Climate Lobby Australia – Australia

Citizens’ Climate Lobby Canada – Canada

Citizens’ Climate Lobby New Zealand – New Zealand

Citizens United for a Sustainable Planet – Canada

Citizenship Academy – Portugal

Clarity Environment – Australia

Clean Air Action Group – Hungary

Clean Energy Association of Newcastle and Surrounds (CLEANaS) – Australia

Cleanweb Ltd. – United Kingdom

ClientEarth – United Kingdom

Climate Accountability Institute – United States

Climate Action Darwin – Australia

Climate Action Hobart – Australia

Climate Action Moreland – Australia

Climate Action Network International – International

Climate Action Now – Canada

Climate Action Services– Canada

Climate Alliance Switzerland – Switzerland

Climate & Capital Media – United States

Climate & Health Alliance – Australia

Climate Change Coalition of Door County, Wisconsin – United States

Climate Change Network Nigeria – Nigeria

Climate Coalition – Poland

ClimateFast – Canada

Climate First! – United States

Climate for Change – Australia

Climate Hawks Vote – United States

Climate Justice Alliance – United States

Climate Justice Edmonton – Canada

Climate Justice Montreal – Justice Climatique Montréal – Canada

Climate Justice Programme – Australia

Climate Justice Project – United States

Climate Justice Saskatoon – Canada

Climate Justice Taranaki – New Zealand

The Climate Mobilization, San Francisco Bay Area Chapter – United States

The Climate Museum– United States

Climate Observatory – Brazil

Climate Policy Program, Institute for Policy Studies – United States

The Climate Reality Project Canada – Canada

Climate Save Portugal – Portugal

Climate Scorecard – United States

Climate Stewards – United Kingdom

A Climate to Thrive – United States

Climate Youth Japan – Japan

CliMates – France

Climaxi – Belgium

Climáximo – Portugal

Clintonville Energy Collaborative – United States

Coalition of Museums for Climate Justice – Canada

CoalSwarm – United States

Coffs Coast Climate Action Group – Australia

El Colegio de Morelos – Mexico

Coletivo Clima – Portugal

Collectif Causse Méjean – Gaz de Schiste NON! – France

Columbus Community Bill of Rights – United States

Community Action for Nature Conservation – Kenya

Community Environmental Council – United States

The Conflict and Environmenta Observatory– United Kingdom

Confronting the Climate Crisis – United States

Conscire AB – Sweden

Conseil Régional des Organisations Non Gouvernementales de Développement – Democratic Republic of the Congo

Conservation Action Trust – India

Cool Effect – United States

Cool Planet – United States

Corporate Accountability – United States

Corporate Ethics International – United States

Costa Rica Limpia – Costa Rica

Coswecount Inc. – Australia

Corporate Europe Observatory – Europe

Council of Canadians – Canada

Crane Institute for Sustainability – Canada

Creative Carbon Scotland – United Kingdom

Creative Roustabouts – United States Developpement sans Frontieres – Cameroon

Croft Design Collective – United Kingdom

Crude Accountability – United States

Culture Unstained – United Kingdom

Daccude – Italy

Dandenong Ranges Renewable Energy Association Inc – Australia

Dangerous Song – Australia

Dare Music, Inc. – United States

DC Divest – United States

Debris Free Oceans – United States

deCOALonize Coalition – Kenya

Delhi Greens – India

The Democracy Collaborative – United States

Den Haag Fossielvrij – The Netherlands

DH Environmental Consulting – South Africa

Diverse Voices and Action for Equality – Fiji

DivestInvest Individual – United States

Divest Brent – United Kingdom

Doctors for the Environment Australia – Australia

Docs on the Spot – Australia

Downstream Knitting Nannas Against Greed & Fossil Fuels – Australia

Dr. Uzo Adirieje Foundation – Nigeria

Dunas de Ritoque – Chile

DutchHive BVBA – Belgium

EACAD Centre – Nigeria

Earth Action, Inc. – United States

Earthlife Africa Johannesburg – South Africa

Earthsave Canada – Canada

EARTHwise Centre – Mauritius

Earthworks – United States

Easter Planet Environmental – Canada

Ecoaction – Ukraine

EcoActors – Nigeria

Ecoenviro – Australia

EcoEquity – United States

Ecological Society of the Philippines – Philippines

Ecologistas en Acción – Spain

Ecologistas en Acción Sierra Bermeja – Spain

Ecology Action Centre – Canada

ECOMUNIDADES, Red Ecologista de la Cuenca de México – Mexico

Econciencia – Mexico

EcoNexus – United Kingdom

Eco-Sanctify Consultants – Kenya

Education, Economics, Environmental and Climate Organization – United States

El Puente: Latino Climate Action Network – Puerto Rico

EKOenergy – Finland

Elders Climate Action – United States

Elkton Reserve – United States

Empowered African Youths Foundation – Nigeria

End Ecocide Sweden – Sweden

ENERGIES 2050 – France

Energiewende ER(H)langen e.V. – Germany

Energy and Climate Policy Institute for Just Transition – South Korea

Energy Mix Productions –

Engajamundo Youth Association – Brazil

EnviroCreate Australia – Australia

EnviroNews Nigeria – Nigeria

Environics Trust – India – Canada

Environmental and Climate Justice Hub, University of California-Santa Barbara – United States

Environmental Association “Za Zemiata” – Bulgaria

Environment Centre NT – Australia

Environnement JEUnesse – Canada

Environmental Defence – Canada

Environmental Investment Center – Russia

Environmental Justice Foundation – United Kingdom

Environmental Rights Action (Friends of the Earth Nigeria) – Nigeria

Environmentalists Against War – United States

Equiterre – Canada

Estonian Green Movement – Estonia

Euronat Global – Germany

European Climate Foundation – Europe

Extinction Rebellion U.S. – United States

Extinction Rebellion Vancouver Island – Canada

Fabricants de Futur – Spain

Faculty & Staff Divestment Network – United States

Faith & the Common Good – Canada

Far North Knitting Nannas Against Gas & Greed – Australia

Fastenopfer – Switzerland

Fiji Medical & Dental Secretariat – Fiji

Finance & Trade Watch – Austria

FOCSIV – Volontari nel Mondo – Italy

Food & Water Europe – Europe

Food & Water Watch – United States

Föräldravrålet – Sweden

Foreldreløftet – Norway

Fossielvrij NL – The Netherlands

Fossielvrij Onderwijs – The Netherlands

Fossil Free Berlin – Germany

Fossil Free California – United States

Fossil Free Education – The Netherlands

Fossil Free South Africa – South Africa

Fossil Free Switzerland – Switzerland

Fossil Free Tompkins – United States

Foundation for Environment and Agriculture – Bulgaria

Frack Free Exmoor Quantocks Sedgemoor – United Kingdom

Frack Free Lancashire – United Kingdom

Frack Free Manawatu / Whanganui – New Zealand

Frack Free Pickering – United Kingdom

Frack Free Ryedale – United Kingdom

Fracking Freies Hessen n.e.V. – Germany

FracTracker Alliance – United States

Framtiden i våre hender – Norway

Franciscan Action Network – United States

Frederick Mulder Foundation – United Kingdom

FreshWater Accountability Project – United States

Fridays for Future Toronto – Canada

Friends For Environmental Justice – United States

Friends of the Century – Liberia

Friends of the Earth Australia – Australia

Friends of the Earth Canada – Canada

Friends of the Earth England, Wales and Northern Ireland – United Kingdom

Friends of the Earth Ghana – Ghana

Friends of the Earth Ireland – Ireland

Friends of the Earth Malaysia – Malaysia

Friends of the Earth Malta – Malta

Friends of the Earth Scotland – Scotland

Friends of the Earth U.S. – United States

Friends with Environment in Development – Uganda

Fundación Avina – Brazil

Fundación Ambiente y Recursos Naturales – Argentina

Fundacion Chile Sustentable – Chile

Fundacja Rozwój TAK / Odkrywki NIE – Poland

Futerra – United Kingdom

The Future We Need – India

Futurepump – United Kingdom

The Town of Gawler– Australia

Gaz de schiste Non merci! Garrigue Vaunage – France

Gegen Bohrungen Nach Erdgas / Erdöl im Süd / Brookmerland – Germany

Gegen Fracking AG, ATTAC Nienburg – Germany

Gegen Gasbohren – Germany

Gegen Gasbohren im Oberspreewald – Germany

Gegen Gasbohren Zehdenick-Templin – Germany

Generation Zero – New Zealand

GENUK e.V. – Germany

George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication – United States

Geotourism Stewardship Council – Dominica

Gesundheit Söhlingen / Hemslingen – Germany

Girls Paint Africa Green Kenya – Kenya

Globaïa – New Zealand

GLOBAL 2000 (Friends of the Earth Austria) – Austria

Global Aktion – Denmark

Global Call for Climate Action – International

Global Catholic Climate Movement – International

Global Climate and Health Alliance – International

Global Climate Finance Campaign – South Africa

Global Greengrants Fund – United States

Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights – International

Global Witness – International

Gloucester Knitting Nannas Against Gas & Greed – Australia

The Goa Foundation – India

Grandmother Taskforce – Australia

Graphics 360 – United States

Green Buddy Initiative – Sweden

Green Budget Europe – Belgium

Green Delaware – United States

Green Development Advocates – Cameroon

The Green Institute – Australia

Green Pages – Yemen

Greenhouse PR – United Kingdom

Greenpeace – International

Green Planet NGO – Russia

Greenspiration – Canada

The Green Team – United States

Green 13 – Canada

GroundWork (Friends of the Earth South Africa) – South Africa

Groupe d’Action et de Recherche en Environnement et Développement – Togo

Guernsey County Citizens Support on Drilling Issues – United States

Hands Off Schwedeneck – Germany

Hawaii Sustainable Lifestyle Network – United States

Health and Environment Alliance – Europe

Health of Mother Earth Foundation – Nigeria

Healthy Futures – Australia

HealthyPlanet – United States

HEDA Resource Centre – Nigeria

Heinrich Böll Foundation – Germany

High Tide Foundation – United States

His Excellency President Anote Tong, President, Kiribati

Hodestorm Produksjoner – Norway

Honor the Earth – United States

The House of Fairy Tales – United Kingdom

Hubado Better Health Channel – Nigeria

Humanium – Switzerland

Hunter Knitting Nannas Against Greed & Fossil Fuels – Australia

Hydrobee SPC – United States

IBON International – Philippines

Iceland Nature Conservation Association – Iceland

IDF Line – Guinea

Idle No More SF Bay – United States

IG Fracking-Freies Artland e.V. – Germany

Impact Human – United States

Impact Projects – Belgium

The Independent AIR – Denmark

Inerjys Ventures –Canada

Indigenous Environmental Network – United States / Canada

Iniciativa Verde – Brazil

Innoventi – Norway

Institute for Climate & Sustainable Cities – Philippines

Institute of Sustainable Development – Ukraine

Instituto Internacional de Derecho y Medio Ambiente – Spain

Instituto de Pesquisa e Formação Indígena – Brazil

Instytut Spraw Obywatelskich – Poland

Intelli-Products – United States

International Environment Forum – International (Switzerland)

International Institute for Sustainable Development – International

International Institute of Education of Brazil – Brazil

International Network for Sustainable Energy Europe – Europe

International Oil Working Group – Canada

InterSpiritual Centre of Vancouver Society – Canada

INTLawyers – Switzerland

Islamic Relief Worldwide – United Kingdom

Isle Martin Trust – Scotland

It’s Our Future Manawatu – New Zealand

Jeunes Volontaires pour l’Environnement – Togo

Jordens Vänner (Friends of the Earth Sweden) – Sweden

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust – United Kingdom

Junxion Strategy – Canada

Justica Ambiental – Mozambique

Justice Institute Guyana – Guyana

Justice & Witness Ministries, United Church of Christ – United States

KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives – Canada

Kalpavriksh – India

Keeton Corporation – United States

Kein CO2 – Endlager e.V. – Germany

KlimaSeniorinnen Schweiz – Switzerland

Klimaatzaak NGO – Belgium

Klimataktion – Sweden

Knitting Nannas Against Gas & Greed – Australia

Knitting Nannas Against Gas – Western Downs – Australia

KUBE Bergen – Norway

Kulima – Mozambique

Land Art Generator – United States

Landscape Studio and Tropical Nursery CC – South Africa

Landvernd, Icelandic Environmental Association – Iceland

Las Vegas Climate Action – United States

Les Amis de la Terre Togo (Friends of the Earth Togo) – Togo

Leave It in the Ground Initiative – Germany

Lebenswertes Korbach – Germany

Legambiente – Italy

Less Meat Less Heat – Australia

Liberate Tate – United Kingdom

Liberty Tree Foundation for the Democratic Revolution – United States

The Licking County Green Party – United States

Life Support International – Australia

Linear City Concepts – United States

Lismore & Casino Environment Centres – Australia

Liveable Arlington – United States

Livelihoods Knowledge Exchange Network – United States

Lofoten International Art Festival – Norway

London Environmental Network – Canada

Lund University Fossil Free – Sweden

Main Line Unitarian Church Climate Justice Action Team – United States

Management & Construction Services – Australia

Mara Lehmann Consulting – Norway

Market Forces – Australia

The Mark Leonard Trust – United Kingdom

Marmot Charitable Trust – United Kingdom

Martella Art & Stories – United States

Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health – United States

Michael H. Drucker Consulting – United States

Milieudefensie (Friends of the Earth Netherlands) – The Netherlands

Millennium Sunline Design – United States

Mindful Money – New Zealand

Mississauga Climate Action – Canada

MobilizeTO – Canada

Moment Norway AS – Norway

Mom Loves Taiwan Association – Taiwan

Mountain Lakes Preservation Alliance – United States

Movement Options – United States

Movimiento Ciudadano frente al Cambio Climatico – Peru

Movimiento de Unidad Plurinacional Pachakutik

Mujeres de Zona de Sacrificio en Resistencia Puchuncaví – Chile

Mur de Femmes contre les Oléoducs et les Sables Bitumineux / Wall of Women against Tar Sands and Pipeline – Canada

Muslim Youth Network – Nigeria

National Society of Conservationists (Friends of the Earth Hungary) – Hungary

National Youth Coalition for Democracy – Nigeria

NativesRule – Australia

Natur og Ungdom (Young Friends of the Earth Norway) – Norway

Natural Resources Alliance of Kenya – Kenya

Natural Resources Defense Council – International

Natural Resources Defense Council – USA

Nature Trust Malta – Malta

Naturskyddsföreningen – Sweden

Naturvernforbundet (Friends of the Earth Norway) – Norway

Não Fracking Brasil – Brazil

Neighborhood Tree Health – United States

Net Zero Foundation – United States

Newcastle Climate Change Response – Australia

New Forest Friends of the Earth – United Kingdom

New Mexico Story Power – United States

NGO Ecoclub – Ukraine

NGO O.ZERO – Ukraine

Nia Impact Advisors – United States

Noisy Nickel Ranch – United States

NON à Une Marée Noire dans le Saint-Laurent – Canada

Nordic Sustainability – Sweden

North Country Veterans for Peace – United States

North Norwegian Art Centre – Norway

Northern Greenhouse – United Kingdom

Northern Rivers Guardians – Australia

The Norwegian Grandparents Climate Campaign – Norway

Norwegian Writer’s Climate Campaign – Norway

A Nossa Terra – Associação Ambiental – Portugal

Not Here Not Anywhere – Ireland

Nsasani Trust – South Africa

Nuclear Age Peace Foundation – United States

NYU Divest – United States

Observatório do Carvão Mineral – Brazil

Observatório do Petróleo e Gás – Brazil

Observatorio Petrolero Sur – Argentina

Ocean Geographic – Australia

Ocean. Now! – Germany

Offcut – New Zealand

Ohio Clinicians for Climate Action – United States

Oil Change International – International

Oilwatch Ghana – Ghana

Oilwatch Nigeria– Nigeria

Omställning Nyköping (Transition Town Nyköping) – Sweden

Ontario Clean Air Alliance – Canada

Operation Noah – United Kingdom

OraTaiao: The New Zealand Climate and Health Council – New Zealand

Oregon Conservancy Foundation – United States

Oregon PeaceWorks – United States

Our Seas Our Future – New Zealand

Oysi – Chile / United States

P1 Investment Services Ltd. – United Kingdom

Pacific Center for the Environment and Sustainable Development – Fiji

Pacific Conference of Churches – Fiji

Pacific Islands Development Forum – International

Pacific Partnerships on Gender, Climate Change and Sustainable Development – Pacific Islands

Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum – Pakistan

Pamela Aminou Photography – United Kingdom

Pan African Climate Justice Alliance – Africa

Philippine Movement for Climate Justice – Philippines

Pia i Havet – Norway

PIPE UP Network – Canada

Planet Politics Institute – Australia

Planetary Resilience Council of British Columbia – Canada

Planet Passion – United States

Planet Politics Institute – Australia

Plant Based Treaty – Canada

Plataforma Algarve Livre de Petróleo – Portugal

Plataforma Salvemos Cabana – Spain

Platform London – United Kingdom

PlugN Drive NZ – New Zealand

Polish Ecologocal Club Mazovian Branch – Poland

Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation – United Kingdom

Post-Fossil AG Kassel – Germany

Power Shift Africa – Kenya

Power Shift Network – United States

Preserve Giles County – United States

Preserve Monroe, West Virginia – United States

Preserve Montgomery County Virginia – United States

Pro Grün e.V., Paderborn – Germany

Pro Natura (Friends of the Earth Switzerland) – Switzerland

Progressive Democrats of America – United States

Project Gaia – United States

Project Off Grid – United Kingdom

Project Survival Pacific – Fiji

Projeto Saúde e Alegria – Brazil

Prosperity For RI – United States

Protect Our Water Heritage Rights – United States

Protect Our Winters Austria – Austria

Protect Our Winters Norway – Norway

Protect Our Winters Sweden – Sweden

Protect Our Winters Switzerland – Switzerland

Proyecto Mirador – Honduras

Public Citizen – United States

Queensland Conservation Council – Australia

Rachel Carson Council – United States

Radical Independence Campaign East Kilbride – Scotland

Rainforest Action Network – United States

Rapid Transition Alliance – United Kingdom

Rapid Decarbonization Group – Canada

Rattray Foundation – Scotland

Reclaim Alberta – Canada

Rede de Cooperação Amazônica – Brazil

Red Line Art Works – United Kingdom

Regroupement Vigilance Hydrocarbures Québec – Canada

Renewable Energy Welfare Society – India

Réseau Associatif de Khnifiss – Morocco

Réseau Français des Etudiants pour le Développement Durable – France

Residents Action on Fylde Fracking – England

ReSource – The Netherlands

Rise Up – Papua New Guinea

Rogue Climate – United States

Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society of New Zealand – New Zealand

Rural Arts North Yorkshire – United Kingdom

Russian Social-Ecological Union (Friends of the Earth Russia) – Russia

Salvia – Energía, Derecho y Medio Ambiente – Spain

Sandbag – United Kingdom

Salt Spring Community Energy – India

Sanctuary Nature Foundation – Canada

Sano Sansar Initiative – Nepal

Saubere Umwelt und Energie, Altmark – Germany

Save Lamu – Kenya

Schweizerische Energie-Stiftung – Switzerland

SeaLegacy – Denmark

SeaLegacy Society – Canada

SeaWind Adventures – Netherlands

Sedona Sunday Productions – United States

Seeds for the Sol – United States

Senior Matters – United States

The Shalom Center – United Kingdom

Serve All Trust – United Kingdom

Shakti – Paraguay

ShareAction – United Kingdom

Shema – The Jewish Environment Network – United Kingdom

Shift: Action for Pension Wealth & Planet Health – Canada

Sierra Club – United States

Sierra Leone Consortium for Climate Change and Sustainable Development – Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone School Green Club – Sierra Leone

Sisters of St. Joseph of Cluny Province of United States & Canada – United States

Slemdal Private Jordmortjeneste – Norway

SoCal 350 Climate Action – United States

Social and Environmental Justice Team, Richmond Beach Congregational Church – United States

Social Impact Initiative for Sustainable Growth and Development – Cameroon

Society for Conservation & Sustainability of Energy & Environment in Nigeria – Nigeria

Society for Threatened Peoples Switzerland – Switzerland

Socio-Ecological Union International – Russia

Solar Workers Union #1 – United States

Soular Energy Holistic Health – Canada

South Beach District 6 Democratic Club of San Francisco – United States

South Durban Community Environmental Alliance – South Africa

South East Environmental Association – Canada

South Lakes Action on Climate Change – United Kingdom

Southern California Federation of Scientists – United States

Southern Oregon Climate Action Now – United States

Spire Org – Norway

Stamp Out Poverty – United Kingdom – Canada / United States

Steady State Manchester – United Kingdom

STEPS Centre – United Kingdom

Stirling Methodist Church – United Kingdom

Stop Adani Gold Coast – Australia

Stop Petróleo Vila do Bispo – Portugal

Stowarzyszenie Ekologiczne EKO-UNIA – Poland

Students for a Just and Stable Future – United States

Sungenix Energy Solutions – United States

Sunrise Movement – United States

The Sunrise Project – Australia

Sunshine Coast Climate Action Now Queensland – Australia

Sustainable Population Australia – Australia

The Sustainable Scale Project – Canada

Sustainable TransEnvironment International Foundation – Nigeria

SustainUS – United States

Sustain CreatiK – The Netherlands

Sustainable Energy & Economy Network – United States

Sustaining the Wild Coast – South Africa

Support for Women in Agriculture and Environment – Uganda

Surfrider Foundation – United States

Sustainable 3000 – United States

Talking Across the Lines – United States

Tapan Eco-Club – Armenia

Tear Netherlands – The Netherlands

Tedhelte – Niger

Tempus Analítica A.C. – Mexico

TerraPredictions – United States

Third World Network – Malaysia

Thousand Currents – United States

Tier 1 Communications – Philippines

TierrActiva – Colombia

Tom Stiansen AS – Norway

Tonga Leitis Association – Tonga

Tonita Abeyta Design – United States

Tongu Youth Agenda for Development – Ghana

TOO Uniprom – Kazakhstan

Toronto Raging Grannies – Canada

Toronto350 – Canada

Towards Sustainability Association – Hungary

Track 0 – United Kingdom

Transform Scotland – Scotland

Transition Cowichan – Canada

Transition Lymington – United Kingdom

Transition Northwich – United Kingdom

Transition Smiths Falls – Canada

Transport & Environment – Belgium

Trend Asia – Indonesia

True Nature Foundation – The Netherlands

Tyft – Australia

UK Nanas – United Kingdom

UK Youth Climate Coalition – United Kingdom

Unión de Afectados y Afectadas por las Operaciones Petroleras de Texaco – Ecuador

Unitarian Universalist Association – United States

Unitarian Universalist Ministry for Earth – United States

University of Hawaii Biology Alumni Association – United States

Upper Valley Affinity Group – United States

urgewald – Germany

U.S. Climate and Health Alliance – United States

Utah Moms for Clean Air – United States

Val Judrio – Idrska Dolina – Tonga

Vava’u Leitis Association – Italy

Vegans & Vegetarians of Alberta – Canada

Verein Klimaschutz Schweiz – Switzerland

Virginia Citizens Consumer Council – United States

Waco Friends of Peace & Climate – United States

WALHI West Java (Friends of the Earth Indonesia) – Indonesia

Walkin’Sagres – Portugal

Walsrode Gegen Fracking und Verpressen – Germany

We Women Lanka – Sri Lanka

We Don’t Have Time – Sweden

West Coast Environmental Law Association – Canada

West Virginia Environmental Council – United States

The West Virginia Mountain Party – United States

Wild Seas – Norway

Wilderness Committee – Canada

The Wilderness Society – Australia

Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa – South Africa

Wiregrass Activists for Clean Energy – United States

Wir Gegen Fracking Lüneburg – Germany

Women’s Earth & Climate Action Network International – United States

Women’s Environment and Development Organization – United States

Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom Norway – Norway

Women Natural Resource Governance Institute – Uganda

World Distribution Federation – South Korea

World Federation of Public Health Associations – Switzerland

WoMin (African Women Unite against Destructive Resource Extraction) – South Africa

WWF-New Zealand – New Zealand

WWF-Norway – Norway

Yarra Climate Action Now – Australia

Yayasan Srikandi Lestari –Indonesia

Yes to Life No to Mining Global Solidarity Network – International

York Community Energy – United Kingdom

Young Christian in Action for Development – Togo

Young Friends of the Earth Europe – Europe

Young Friends of the Earth Ireland – Ireland

Young Voices on Climate Change – United States

Youth Association for Development – Pakistan

YUVA Association – Turkey

ZERO – Associação Sistema Terrestre Sustentável – Portugal

ZeroGrowthNow – United States

Zero Waste Solutions – Canada

Zukunft statt Kohle – Switzerland

198 Methods – United States

2degrees artivism – Portugal

350 Bay Area – United States

350 Climate Movement of Denmark – Denmark

350 DC – United States

350 Fairfax – United States

350 Loudoun – United States

350 Montgomery County – United States

350 NYC – United States

350 PDX – United States

350 Seattle – United States

350 Silicon Valley – United States

350 Tacoma – United States

350Vancouver – Canada – International Australia – Australia Brasil – Brazil Japan – Japan

About the Declaration

The Lofoten Declaration was written in August 2017 at a gathering in the Lofoten Islands of Norway of academics, analysts, and activists, all of whom recognize that globally we have a window of opportunity to limit the expansion of the oil and gas industry, in order to achieve the Paris climate goals. We invite other organisations worldwide to join the call.

Why is it called the Lofoten Declaration? The oil industry is lobbying hard for the seas around Lofoten to be opened to oil drilling – which would be devastating to the climate, the local community, and to Lofoten’s natural beauty – but activists have successfully managed to block these plans for years. This strategy must be expanded around the world to oppose the oil and gas industry.