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COP27 addressed the symptoms but not the cause of the climate crisis: Fossil fuels
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COP27 Global Gas and Oil Network Media Release

The failure to call for an equitable phase out of all fossil fuels at COP27 will mean more loss and damage in the world. A growing number of countries across all negotiating blocs called for a phase out of fossil fuels, while other countries blocked progress. Loss and damage and renewables gained momentum. The energy transition is underway, and the fossil fuel industry is on its way out. 


Climate action comes with a fight: how we confronted fossil fuel industry and Russia at COP27
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Razom We Stand made major advances towards our goals during COP27 in Sharm-El-Sheikh, with a number of high-impact events as payoff for effective team work. We are immensely grateful to partners, movements, networks and activists who supported our work at COP27.


COP27: Ukrainian Climate Activist leaves Egypt over security concerns after conflict at Russian COP27 event
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November 18, 2022 // COP27, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

Turkey provides new outlet for Russian crude oil - CREA research findings
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November 16, 2022 // Sharm El Sheikh / Helsinki / Kyiv 

Russia is finding new allies to refine and export fossil fuels despite the lowest drop in revenue since the start of a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Researchers have discovered that a new route for Russian oil to the EU and the US via Turkey is emerging, where ever-increasing volumes of Russian crude oil are processed.

Campaigners from Ukraine confront Russian delegation on war crimes & fossil fuels, forcibly removed from event at COP27 
Press Release

November 15, 2022 // COP27, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

Campaigners from Ukraine confronted the Russian delegation at the COP27 summit in Egypt over Russia’s war of aggression. They interrupted the official event right from the beginning, with shouts heard by the entire crowd.

Green Recovery Plan: how to realize Ukraine's potential to become a driver of rapid decarbonization in Europe

Ukrainian Pavilion side event at COP27, Sharm-El-Sheikh, Egypt

Tuesday, 15th November, 10:30-12:00

Ukrainian pavilion, Blue Zone, Area C



Day of action at COP27: round up of 12 November
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Saturday was a day packed with actions for our team on the ground at COP27 today. A demonstration against fossil fuel financed war in Ukraine was set to be a highlight, but before that our Director Svitlana Romanko happened to meet Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman and CEO of TotalEnergies, which was accused of complicity in Russian war crimes in Ukraine last month. 


The Guardian about Razom We Stand message at COP27: EU must step up

Svitlana Romanko comments to The Guardian: EU exports of Russian LNG has risen 46% year-year-on year in the first nine months of 2022, according to European Commission figures, the EU needs to step-up, act more globally and ban all fossil fuels and insurance. We also demand that US institutions divest the billions they have invested in Russia’s carbon bombs.


Why the Marshall Plan for Ukraine should be green - United4Ukraine statement
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70 members of the United for Ukraine inter-parliamentary network signed a joint statement: "A sustainable future for Ukraine - the new Marshall Plan". Among them are members of Ukraine's Parliament, MEPs and former leaders of European countries, experts and scientists.

Press Release

9 November // Sharm El-Sheikh

At the UN Climate Summit COP27, climate campaigners strongly reacted to opening speeches of world leaders, calling upon global leaders to guarantee future peace in Europe by defunding the fossil fuel industry, especially in Russia, and to support a green rebuilding of post-war Ukraine.

Global Witness: report links Wintershall’s gas production & Russian warplanes
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7 November, 2022 // Berlin, London

Wintershall Dea, subsidiary of German chemical giant BASF, is selling gas condensate to a Russian military jet fuel supplier, according to an investigation published today. NGOs call for German fossil fuel giant’s Russian profits to be taxed at 100% and committed to Ukrainian reconstruction.

We are looking for a Digital Organizer
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Razom We Stand seeks a Digital Organizer to increase the campaign’s exposure to the press, expand its social media presence, and overall reach of the campaign activities.

Two women staring down the barrel of Europe’s petro-colonial gun

From Africa to Ukraine, the fossil fuel industry is sponsoring the climate emergency, and the deaths of millions. Europe must stop hunting for more gas and throw its weight behind the shift to renewable energy. Joint opinion article by Svitlana Romanko and Ina Maria Shikongo.


We support "Don't gas Africa" campaign
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Razom We Stand has joined a group of over 100 climate experts and civil society organisations from Europe and Africa in an open letter to European leaders urging them to stop their “dash for gas” in Africa. The letter was delivered to European heads of state, namely in Germany, Italy, France and Spain, along with the European Commission.

To build lasting peace in Europe we need an energy revolution - Ukraine's recovery must be green
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BERLIN, 25 October 2022

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BERLIN, 24 October 2022

Q&A about Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty Initiative
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Initiative to establish the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty is aimed at international regulation and limitation of fossil fuel production, which on the one hand is the main source of harmful emissions into the atmosphere, and on the other - a key source of income for anti-democratic regimes in the world. Here we provide answers to frequently asked questions.

France: Criminal Complaint Against Total Energies for Complicity in War Crimes
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The human rights and climate justice Ukrainian group Razom We Stand and French organisation Darwin Climax Coalition filed a complaint before the Paris prosecutor against Total Energies for complicity of war crimes in Ukraine. The complaint follows the publication on August 24th, 2022 of an investigation conducted by British NGO Global Witness and French newspaper Le Monde.

How Europe and G7 should act to slash Kremlin's oil revenues
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A European embargo on seaborne Russian crude oil and a ban on shipping insurance designed to prevent Russian oil from reaching non-European buyers is set to be enacted in December. Despite Russia's falling oil export volumes to the EU, which fell below exports to China, its export revenue has increased due to global oil prices pushed higher by its war in Ukraine. 

Phase down of plastics – the low hanging fruit for Russian oil demand destruction 

According to an analysis recently presented by the Centre for International Environmental Law (CIEL) plastic production was responsible for respectively nearly 9% and 8% of the EU’s final fossil gas and oil consumption in 2020. The EU's seven biggest oil- and gas-consuming countries for plastics production are the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Spain, France, Italy and Poland. They are also responsible for 77% of all plastic packaging waste in the EU.


Ukrainian climate activists demand sanctions regime for all Russian fossil fuels as gas supplies to EU from Russia are cut
Press Release

Today Ukrainian climate activist group Razom We Stand is hitting out against the EU's continued involvement in global trade of Russian fossil fuels, which provides funding for Russia's military, including its ongoing recent threats of using nuclear weapons. Activists demand immediate sanctions on Russian oil and gas to be adopted at EU level and scaled up globally. 

Campaigners warn that EU sanctions failure is fuelling Russia’s nuclear threats, demand full fossil fuel embargo now
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Writing in advance of the EU energy ministers’ meeting on Friday, the campaigners say that Vladimir Putin’s threat to use nuclear weapons against Ukraine has made it clear that European money can no longer be used to fund Russia’s genocidal war. The open letter came as campaigners unveiled a billboard outside the European Parliament, clearly showing the link between Europe’s continued trade in Russian oil and the bloodshed in Ukraine.

Letter to the EU ahead of 8th sanctions package against Russia
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Razom We Stand NGO and Global Witness have addressed the European Commission and EU Council in a letter with demands to immediately impose and enforce sanctions on Russian exports of fossil fuels, which provides key sources of funding for Putin’s regime. 

US banks under scrutiny in congress over continued business with Russian oil and gas
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