The IEA is embarking on a public relations effort that bears a striking resemblance to the spin coming from the oil and gas industry itself. This post takes a closer look at the IEA’s new spin, and why it’s a dangerous distraction from real solutions.
Author: Hannah McKinnon
IEA scenarios may not stand the test of climate litigation: Dutch Supreme Court ruling (Shell should pay attention)
By Laurie van der Burg As the climate crisis wreaks havoc across the globe and we enter a decade that will make or break our ability to limit warming to 1.5°C, Big Oil continues to use the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) dangerous scenarios to justify major new investments in oil and gas, including in court. … Read More
Business leaders, investors, and experts to IEA: Align with Paris and help us plan for success
Today, over 40 business leaders, investors, and energy experts found remarkable alignment around demanding more from the IEA. In a letter covered by the Financial Times, a broad collection of signatories called on the IEA to develop a truly Paris-aligned scenario.
The International Energy Agency and the Paris Goals: Q&A for Investors
Investors often use the WEO to assess energy investments. Contrary to the IEA’s claims, its ‘Sustainable Development Scenario’ (SDS) is not aligned with the Paris goals.
Breaking the 2-degree habit: Why 1.5 is critical
In a landmark special report, the IPCC has today confirmed the urgency and importance of keeping us to 1.5ºC of warming.
Nobel Peace Laureates Call on Governor Brown to Phase Out Fossil Fuel Production
The letter calls on Brown and the state “to become the first major fossil fuel producer to begin a managed and just transition off oil and gas production.”
When you are in a hole…
Tackling fossil fuel production at the UN Today, a pair of declarations representing close to 500 organizations and 140 leading economists respectively were submitted to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) calling on countries and the process to address fossil fuel production and financing as a critical way of increasing ambition and … Read More
Ready, set, go!
New Zealand joins the growing club of first movers tackling fossil fuel production! Who will be next? New Zealand joined a growing list of countries yesterday in announcing an end to fossil fuel exploration for the sake of the climate: Costa Rica, Ireland, France, and Belize are all working on plans to manage the decline of … Read More
Campaign Against Oil Drilling in Norway’s Lofoten Islands Wins Another Three Years
A crucial victory protects the beautiful, fishing-rich islands – but Norway must stop expanding oil development everywhere. It was here that the Lofoten Declaration was written.
RELEASE: High Level Call to Constrain Oil, Gas, and Coal Production to Achieve the Paris Goals
High level officials from Pacific Islands have called for a reining in of fossil fuel production in order to stay within the climate limits agreed to in Paris. They were joined in their call by civil society, indigenous, and academic voices. These calls echo the asks of the Lofoten Declaration, which affirms that it is the urgent responsibility and moral obligation of wealthy fossil fuel producers to lead in these efforts.