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Oil belongs in the soil, environmentalists say

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September 27, 2015

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Friends of the Earth (FoE) Cyprus organised an event in Nicosia to highlight the upcoming Climate Summit in Paris by symbolically burying fossil fuels and saying: ‘Oil must be kept in the soil’, Cyprus Mail reported.

Members of the public who took part wrote down solutions and actions to tackle climate change, and build a clean and safe 100% renewable future, FoE said. At the Imagine the Roads festival in Aglantzia district of Nikosia, the organisation called the Government of Cyprus, as well as the governments of the member states of the European Union, to stop favouring fossil fuels, and instead promote clean energy sources.

“The EU and member states must cut greenhouse gas emissions and establish radical measures in order to achieve the reduction of emissions. Europe has the potential and the responsibility to do more to speed up the energy transition, and increase its efforts to tackle climate change for the benefit of the climate and citizens across the world,” it said, adding that the summit in Paris could help end reliance on fossil fuels and reshape the energy system.

 

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