Evolving Challenges, Evolving CIEL
Just as the burning of fossil fuels for energy and transport accelerates the climate crisis, the use of oil and gas feedstocks in plastics, fertilizers, and other petrochemicals threatens human rights and ecosystems around the world while accelerating the climate emergency. To meet this challenge, CIEL opened a new program dedicated to uprooting the fossil economy. This new program works to transform the fossil economy by fighting the expansion of petrochemical production, confronting the overuse of plastics, synthetic fertilizers and pesticides (agrochemicals), and exposing false solutions like carbon capture and storage, carbon dioxide removal, and other geoengineering approaches.
By tackling the shared threats of fossil fuels, plastics, and agrochemicals, and by unmasking the speculative nature of unproven technofixes, we are accelerating the implementation of real solutions to the triple planetary crises of climate change, biodiversity collapse, and toxic pollution.