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
There has been widespread condemnation of the UK's highly controversial decision to approve the first new coal mine in 30 years in Cumbria.
"Fast-tracking giveaways to the fossil fuel industry is the opposite of climate leadership, and we won't stop fighting to protect our communities and the climate," said Collin Rees.
"We’ve defeated Manchin's dirty deal twice so far, and we’ll do it as many times as we must until communities and the climate are safe from rampant oil and gas expansion," said Collin Rees.
Leaders of over 20 top advocacy groups sent a letter to Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, and Joe Biden urging them to abandon attempts to pass Joe Manchin's "dirty deal."
LATEST PROGRAM RESEARCH
Members of Congress Who Take More Money from Big Oil Vote More Often for Big Oil at the Expense of the Public Interest
This report, based on the End Oil Aid database, quantifies the magnitude of subsidies from governments going to the oil and gas industry internationally via international financial institutions, often in the name of poverty alleviation.
Control of Iraq's future oil wealth is being handed to multinational oil companies through long-term contracts that will cost Iraq hundreds of billions of dollars.