IPIECA established its Climate Change Working Group (CCWG) in 1988. Since then the group has monitored the climate science and policy discussions, engaging with international governmental bodies and other stakeholders. It now also focuses on providing best practice guidance on GHG emissions monitoring, reporting and management.
The growth in economic activity across the globe is generating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions at an increasing rate. As a result, society has recognized the need to change the way it produces and uses energy. The oil and gas industry is participating in the challenge of reducing emissions, developing and implementing new technology, and grasping opportunities to provide new and sustainable energy options.
IPIECA participates in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and provides IPIECA members with reliable and timely information about these and other international processes dealing with climate change.
The Climate Change Working Group is currently working on:
Past work has included:
IPIECA members are taking action to limit GHG emissions from their operations and to help their customers to use their products more efficiently. Common approaches include:
For more information, including case studies, see the section on ‘Meeting the challenge’.