To remain below a 1.5-2°C global average temperature rise – and thereby having a greater chance to avoid the most devasting impacts of climate change – a large majority (about 80 per cent) of all proven fossil fuel reserves should remain untouched. This implies that there is a need to globally shift away from fossil fuels and push investments towards clean and low-carbon energy systems.
This research project will examine different cases of Leaving Fossil Fuels Underground (LFFU) in Latin America and Africa. Read more about the research project, the project’s results or sign up for the newsletter on this website. We are welcoming collaborations with other scholars, activists, NGOs, or governments trying to promote the case of LFFU!