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IPIECA side event: 'Low-emissions pathways and the role of oil and gas​' at COP21

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Liz Rogers

Today, IPIECA, the global oil and gas industry association for environmental and social issues, held a side-event at the UNFCCC COP-21 on Low-emissions pathways and the role of oil and gas.

In June this year, IPIECA launched The Paris Puzzle: The pathway to a low-emissions future, which lays out our global membership's views on the challenges the world faces in transitioning to a low-emissions future, and identifies the critical parts of the puzzle. Liz Rogers, Vice Chair IPIECA, and Vice President of Environment, Social Responsibility and HSSE Compliance at BP, presented the puzzle to a full room of COP-21 delegates, inviting a panel of experts to respond and share thoughts on the actions needed to address climate change and the role of oil and gas.

Panellists included Elliot Diringer, Executive Vice President of the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES), Jean-François Gagné, Head of the Energy Technology Policy Division at the International Energy Agency (IEA), Margaret Mistry, Head of Sustainability Communication at Statoil, Gérard Moutet, Vice President for Climate-Energy at Total, and Mark Radka, the Head of Energy, Climate and Technology Branch at the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). The discussion was facilitated by David Hone, Chief Climate Change Advisor for Shell.

For over 20 years, IPIECA has engaged in the various UN fora on climate change and has actively participated in the UNFCCC meetings, from Rio through to Lima. Throughout COP-21, and after, IPIECA renews its efforts to engage with stakeholders to make progress in meeting this complex challenge.

For more information, please visit The Paris Puzzle page on our website.


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