France: NGOs & local authorities threaten to sue Total if it fails to adequately address climate change crisis

1,5°C: 13 French local authorities and 4 NGOs ask the French oil company Total to prevent global warming

Following the release of the latest IPCC 1,5°C report, 13 cities & 4 French NGOs call on the French oil giant Total to take into account the impacts of its activities on climate, as requested by…the recent…duty of vigilance law…

[As Total is] the 19th biggest polluter globally, [it] is responsible for…more than the two thirds of the [GHG] emissions emitted by the country…[thus, failing its first vigilance plan]

[This pushed] local communities / cities and NGOs to request the company to comply with its obligations, [among which:] the cities and local communities of Arcueil, Bayonne, Bègles, Correns, Est ensemble, Grande-Synthe, Grenoble, La Possession (la Réunion), Mouans-Sartoux, Nanterre, Saint-Yon, Sevran, and Vitry-le-François…

Together with…NGOs…, [they] are launching…what is the first global interpellation for awareness for an oil and gas firm with regards to the climate risks and its duty to contribute to the protection of human beings and the planet…

The energy sector and in particular the fossil fuel companies are just as responsible as the states in the context of climate change…

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