This paper outlines priorities for the Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance (BOGA) and its members that were identified by civil society groups to turn what has remained a largely aspirational diplomatic initiative into a force for increased climate action in line with equity, justice, and science.
In this newly released paper, endorsed by 17 organizations, civil society is outlining 11 key recommendations to ensure the Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance lives up to its potential. Some of the key recommendations include:
- For countries to fully implement their commitment to end new oil and gas exploration and to fully align with limiting warming to 1.5°C by halting approval for any new or planned oil and gas projects as recommended by the International Energy Agency (3), and for Global North members to accelerate their phase out timelines (4).
- To establish a clear timeline after which second tier members will need to meet the requirements of full membership or no longer be members.
- For the alliance to catalyze technical and financial support to Global South producing countries that wish to explore fossil free development pathways
- For countries to build coherence between their domestic commitments to phase out fossil fuel production and their international action by not promoting additional oil and gas production abroad through their diplomacy and investments.