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Oil Change International responds to new countries joining Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance & global south transition grant at COP28
Dubai, December 5, 2023 – Today at the UN climate talks in Dubai, the Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance (BOGA) welcomed Spain, Kenya, and Samoa as new members. It also announced the implementation of the BOGA fund, established at last year’s COP27, awarding grants of an initial $1 million to support Kenya and Colombia in planning for a just and equitable energy transition.
Romain Ioualalen, Global Policy Manager at Oil Change International, said:
“As COP28 negotiations for a full phase out of fossil fuels progress, today’s announcements show that fossil fuel phaseout is not a pipe dream: new and existing members of the Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance show it is possible and urgent to take the right steps to keep oil and gas in the ground and support a global phase out of fossil fuel production. This kind of leadership must become the norm – particularly this year when the success of COP28 will be determined by whether it delivers an agreement on a fast, full, fair, and funded phase out of fossil fuels.
“We’re pleased to see BOGA making good on its promise from last year’s UN climate talks to implement the fund for technical assistance to countries planning a managed and equitable transition away from oil and gas, and towards a renewable energy economy.”