Oil Change International
In collaboration with Naturvernforbundet, Greenpeace Norway, Kirkens Nødhjelp, Natur Og Ungdom, WWF Norway
A new study released by Oil Change International, examines the role of Norwegian oil and gas production in a Paris-aligned global carbon budget. The report confirms that while Norway has precedent-setting potential, the country must step up and lead in a managed decline of its fossil fuel sector.
- Through its oil and gas exports, Norway is exporting 10 times more emissions than the
country produces at home.
- Norway is the world’s seventh largest exporter of emissions.
- Norway’s proposed and prospective new oil and gas fields would lead to 150% more emissions than what is in currently operating fields.
- Norway’s emissions trajectory with proposed and prospective new oil and gas fields is
not in line with the rate of global emissions reduction needed to achieve the Paris goals.
- Freeze further leases or permits for new oil and gas extraction projects or transportation infrastructure that would incentivize additional exploration.
- Publicly commit to managing the decline of the fossil fuel industry within the Paris goals of 1.5 degrees Celsius or well below 2 degrees Celsius.
- Redefine global climate leadership by setting a global precedent to manage the decline of existing production in line with climate safe limits while ensuring a just transition for affected workers and communities.
Click here to download the report.
Click here to read the report’s Executive Summary in Norwegian.