Pacific push for global fossil fuels ban

Pacific push for global fossil fuels ban

Pressure is mounting on Australia to join a treaty banning new global oil and gas projects. Vanuatu will become the first nation to call for a fossil fuel non-proliferation treaty, with the Pacific island nation's president Nikenike Vurobaravu to address the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Saturday morning (AEST). Mr Vurobaravu will use his speech to urge the international community - particularly coal and gas producer Australia - to phase out fossil fuels and stop new projects, …