GLOBAL POLICY

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.

OVERVIEW OF WORK

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.

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As the deadline for implementing the Glasgow Statement looms, the Swedish export credit agencies, SEK and EKN, have released an updated policy. A previously-released policy aligned Swedfund - the Swedish development finance institution - with the Glasgow Statement. SEK and EKN’s new policy ends almost all support to fossil fuels by 31st December 2022, with some limited exemptions.

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 has been in place since 2019, comes after the announcement that the UK will hold a new North Sea oil and gas licensing round this year and faces strong civil society opposition.

PM Truss’s announcement to pursue new domestic production of fossil fuels goes against the recommendations

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