A new report by ActionAid Denmark, Urgewald, Oil Change International, Greenpeace Norway, the Norwegian Forum for Development and Environment and Future in our hands, has exposed the truth behind the Norwegian Oil Fund’s commitment to exit coal, revealing the fund still has billions of US dollars invested in the polluting industry, making it Europe’s largest institutional investor in coal.
Civil society reacts to announcements from the Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance at COP27
Today, the Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance, a diplomatic initiative of countries and subnational actors that have committed to phasing out oil and gas production in line with the objectives of the Paris Agreement, announced new supporters and an initial USD 10 million funding facility to help countries plan for a just transition.
BREAKING: Equinor postpones Wisting Oil Field
Today in a huge win for climate, environment, and people, Equinor ASA announced that they are postponing the investment decision on the Wisting oil field in Norway.
From Creation to Delivery: How the Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance and its members can catalyze climate action in an era of energy upheaval and escalating climate impacts
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.
Position paper: CSOs urge the Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance to deliver on real climate leadership
Today, a few days after a high level event (1) organized by the Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance (2) on the margins of the UN General Assembly in New York, civil society organizations launch a position paper urging the coalition and its members to deliver on commitments to promote a global phase out of oil and gas production, and turn aspirations into bold and ambitious climate action in line with equity, justice, and science.
Response: The UK’s decision to lift its fracking ban flies in the face of climate science and will not solve its energy crisis
Contacts Nicole Rodel: nicole [at] priceofoil.org Silje Lundberg: silje [at] priceofoil.org Today, Prime Minister Liz Truss announced the reversal of the UK’s fracking ban, despite advice from the government’s own advisors that such a move will not help lower energy bills or support long-term energy security. The decision to remove the moratorium on fracking, which … Read More
Response: Norway and the European Commission lock in decades of additional oil and gas production, abandoning climate leadership
Yesterday, the government of Norway and the European Commission released a joint statement on energy cooperation in which the EU officially supported “continued [oil and gas] exploration”.
Oil Change International submits evidence to the Environmental Audit Committee
The UK House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee have launched a inquiry into Accelerating the transition from fossil fuels and securing energy supplies, which is scrutinising the UK Government’s Energy Security Strategy and its North Sea Transition Deal (for oil and gas production in the UK’s Continental Shelf). Oil Change International submitted the following evidence for the committee.
New study charts a stark pathway towards an equitable end of global oil and gas production
The wealthiest countries need to have phased out their production by 2034 at the latest, or by 2031 for a higher chance to stay below 1.5°C of warming. The report is also clear that immediate action is needed: their production must go down by 74% by 2030.
Civil society reaction to launch of Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance
With launch of ‘Beyond Oil & Gas Alliance’, countries and regions forge first diplomatic initiative to phase out fossil fuel extraction. Civil society applauds the creation of BOGA and asks countries: Where is your plan to stop producing the fossil fuels that are driving the climate crisis?