The Paris climate goals demand a rapid, just transition from fossil fuels to clean energy. We’re pushing governments to lead the way by adopting policies to end oil and gas production.
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In order to achieve climate goals, governments and other decision makers must support a just and equitable move away from fossil fuels. We are pushing for precedent-setting leadership from governments to put policies in place to manage the decline of oil and gas and ensure a just transition for fossil-fuel dependent workers and communities.
Building from a growing group of first mover governments, we are pressuring for increasing numbers of national and regional governments to end new licenses and permits for oil and gas production, and to develop plans to wind down their existing production over time.
LATEST PROGRAM POSTS
Many parts of the world are experiencing record extreme heat right now. And now it’s the UK’s turn. Earlier today, the country’s official weather forecasters, the Met Office extended an "amber extreme" heat warning, as temperatures look set to rocket later this week and early next week too.
A new academic paper outlines why gas is not a so-called bridge fuel to a zero emission future. The scientists conclude that “a fossil fuel with a high climate impact, often hidden under a misleading narrative, which hinders decarbonization via infrastructure expansion, and so creates carbon lock-in effects and bears high economic risk, cannot be a solution towards a zero-emission future.”
“Do not assume you will be safe tonight” warned the Australian authorities yesterday to thousands of residents of the country’s largest city, Sydney, which is yet again experiencing catastrophic flooding.
"We can't transition away from fossil fuels by locking in five more years of deadly extraction, and Biden can't claim to care about environmental justice while forcing oil and gas drilling on already burdened communities," said Collin Rees.
LATEST PROGRAM RESEARCH
Our new report finds that Cheniere’s new lifecycle emissions tags appear to be pinned to a misleading methane emissions analysis that woefully undercounts actual leakage volumes.
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".
Today, the International Energy Agency (IEA) released a new special report on Africa. The 2022 Africa Energy Outlook suggests a potential to increase gas production on the continent to 2030 even in a “sustainable” scenario.