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.
LATEST PROGRAM POSTS
After what was dismissed as a disappointing COP 26 in Glasgow, in the last week we have seen significant victories in the climate fight on both sides of the Atlantic.
A new peer-reviewed study has analysed the so far under-reported role that PR firms played promoting climate misinformation from the late eighties to 2020. It makes for fascinating reading.
Justin Trudeau’s Government is facing increasingy international condemnation for the treatment of the Wet'suwet'en First Nation and their allies who are blockading the proposed 670-km Coastal Gas Link pipeline, which is being built on unceded First Nations' land and despite scientists saying we cannot burn any more oil and gas.
Just days after the ending of the landmark climate talks in Glasgow, where Joe Biden promised to lead the world on climate action, the President’s administration offered the largest ever auction of Gulf of Mexico offshore drilling rights.
LATEST PROGRAM RESEARCH
The World Bank’s new three-year Strategic Framework on Development and Climate Change makes a strong case for urgent action on global warming, but the Bank’s increased lending for fossil fuels in the past year suggests limiting climate change is far from a priority.
On the fifth anniversary of the Iraq war, this report by Oil Change International quantifies both the greenhouse gas emissions of the Iraq War and the opportunity costs involved in fighting war rather than climate change.
Members of Congress Who Take More Money from Big Oil Vote More Often for Big Oil at the Expense of the Public Interest