Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance launches at COP26 – early movers on the production side of fossil fuels addressing climate change
|Denmark and Costa Rica launch Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance (BOGA)|
Today saw 12 jurisdictions step up to announce phase out of oil and gas, to address the production side of the emissions gap.
These countries are the Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance, the early movers and initiators. The initiative is lead by Denmark and Costa Rica.
At the launch they were joined by France, Greenland, Ireland, Portugal, Sweden, Italy, and New Zealand. Sub-state jurisdictions included Quebec, Wales and California.
Danish Climate Minister Dan Jørgensen opens the press conference for the Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance (BOGA), “Our goal is not small, our ambition is not modest. We hope that today will mark the beginning of the end of oil and gas,”
We don’t answer this call for the thrill of the challenge. We do it because we truly believe that we need to. We are unwilling to accept the consequences if we don’t,” Jørgensen added.
“There’s no future for oil and gas in a 1.5-degree world.” Jørgensen said.
Costa Rica’s Minister of Environment and Energy, Andrea Meza, highlighted that while addressing the demand side of fossil fuels is important, the supply side cannot be ignored. “If we want to address the climate crisis, we need a managed but decisive phase-out of oil and gas production,” she said, adding that “every dollar that we invest in fossil fuel projects is one less dollar for renewables or for the conservation of nature.” >
Watch the video of the speeches by Danish Climate Minister Dan Jørgensen and Costa Rica’s Minister of Environment and Energy, Andrea Meza.
Many from media and observers couldn’t even get into the BOGA press conference. Not often seen here. This is what happens when countries actually deliver genuine action pic.twitter.com/YQrnHP5o52
— alex thomson (@alextomo) November 11, 2021
— Collin Rees (@collinrees) November 11, 2021
The creation of #BOGA puts to shame claims of climate leadership among countries like the United Kingdom, Norway, the United States, and Canada, all of which have yet to answer this simple question:
Where is your plan to stop the fossil fuels that are driving the climate crisis? pic.twitter.com/Dg8eEluW6c
— Oil Change International (@PriceofOil) November 11, 2021
🎊Founding members of the Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance redefining climate leadership at #COP26 👏🏽👏🏽
Costa Rica, Denmark, France, Greenland, Ireland, Quebec, Sweden and Wales as core members; California, New Zealand, and Portugal as associate members; Italy as a friend of #BOGA pic.twitter.com/LmTvhxjEQJ
— Catherine Abreu (@catabreu_) November 11, 2021
Who is leading the way in phasing out oil & gas?
Who is looking terrible right now?
— StopCambo (@StopCambo) November 11, 2021