Shadia Nasrallah and Kate Abnett
Glasgow The International Coalition to Stop Oil and Gas Drilling added six members during the United Nations climate conference on Thursday, but received no support from either the major fossil fuel producers or the British government organizing the talks.
The lack of broader support reflects the difficulty of creating public policy to halt fossil fuel production, although states agree that emissions from their combustion must be significantly reduced.
France, Greenland, Ireland, Sweden, Wales and the Canadian province of Quebec joined the Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance in September in Denmark and Costa Rica.
None of the members who have promised to stop distributing drilling permits and eventually ban oil and gas production on their lands will have significant production.
He describes himself as a group of “pioneers”, Allah She is raising pressure to stop supplying fossil fuels and said she hopes the additions to her alliance will open the door for other countries to join.
“Our aim is for this to be the beginning of the end for oil and gas,” Danish Climate Minister Dan Jorgensen told Reuters. “We hope this inspires others.”
He told reporters that he was in “close dialogue” with Scotland, where the United Nations negotiations are taking place and in whose waters most of Britain’s oil and gas are concentrated. The British central government is responsible for oil and gas permits.
Allah It does not prohibit activities such as oil refining or the consumption of oil and gas products, focusing only on primary production.
(infographic: Who produces the world’s gas? – https://graphics.reuters.com/climate-a /petroleum–Gas/mopanjegkva/chart.png)
(infographic: Who produces the world’s oil? – https://graphics.reuters.com/climate-a /petroleum/byprjrgybpe/chart.png)
Russia, Saudi Arabia, and the United States were major oil and gas producers in his absence.
The administration of US President Joe Biden is working to gain leadership in the fight against climate change, but so far a legal dispute has prevented it from achieving Biden’s stated goal of ending new oil and gas leases in federal states.
The United States is the world’s largest producer of oil and gas and aims to reduce the carbon footprint of its economy by 2050.
The UK has no plans to stop domestic oil and gas production, but it is working to reform licensing rules to reduce emissions from upstream production.
A government spokesman said: “While Britain’s dependence on fossil fuels continues to decline, demand for oil and gas will continue, but will decline in the coming years.”
Many developing countries in Africa, the Middle East and Latin America have said they will need revenues from oil and gas production in the future to raise living standards and pay for a potential transition to cleaner energy sources.
Greenland, Ireland, France and Denmark have announced that they will stop issuing new oil and gas permits and the last two to end fuel recovery in their territories by 2040 and 2050.
New Zealand, which has banned new offshore oil licenses, and the US state of California, which plans to halt oil and gas exploration in 2045, have joined forces. Allah as lower level members.
Countries can become secondary Allah Members have taken steps to reduce oil and gas production, such as ending their public financing abroad or reforming fossil fuel subsidies.
The International Energy Agency has said that investment in new fossil fuel purchases should not be undertaken if the world is to limit global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) since pre-industrial times.
According to scientists, maintaining this limit, which is the goal of the 2015 international Paris climate agreement, would avoid the worst effects of climate change, but the government’s current climate policy falls far short of this goal.
negotiators in COP26 At the Glasgow Summit we hope to find ways to keep the 1.5° target achievable.
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