Today, the Oil and Gas Transitions initiative launched three country reports on the oil and gas transition in Norway, Denmark and the UK at the UN Climate Conference (COP26) in Glasgow. The science is clear – to limit global warming to 1.5C, countries need to start planning for phasing out fossil fuels. But how can they ensure that these transitions are feasible and just?
The country reports analyse the history and current status of the oil and gas sector in the UK/Scotland, Norway and Denmark. The countries are at very different stages of the transition. Denmark is the only country that has a firm commitment to phasing out oil and gas production by 2050.
The reports are a first major milestone of the Oil and Gas Transitions initiative. In a next step, the programme will develop just and feasible, science-backed scenarios for oil and gas transitions in all three countries.