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SPE Live: a conversation with oil and gas experts on climate matters

Online 07 October 2021 16:00 - 16:30

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Join this SPE Live session with two long-time observers of the global climate change negotiations, the UNFCCC Conference of Parties (COP). In this conversation, we learn about what they expect from COP26 Glasgow – the key issues to be negotiated and their perspectives on what could be accomplished there.

Topics and questions discussed in this conversation:

1. The IPCC recently released its Working Group I Report. The summary for Policymakers has many urgent messages from the physical science perspectives. How do you expect key messages like this would be used in the COP26 negotiations?

2. Describe some of the issues that are keeping nations from agreeing to the implementation of Article 6 and how do you think these issues will play out?

3. At COP21 where the Paris Agreement was agreed, nations decided that they would mobilize $100 billion per year by 2020 (now 2021) to help the developing nations with their actions to reduce emissions and to adapt to climate change impacts. What is the status of the negotiations towards this decision to be made at COP26 Glasgow? 

4. After observing many COPs throughout the years, at the end of the COP26 negotiations, what will you consider to be a success?

This SPE Live is categorized under the Health, Safety, Environment, and Sustainability technical discipline.

Speakers:

Ulrike Schopp, Chief of Staff, IPIECA (moderator)

Ulrike joined IPIECA in December 2019 as a secondee from ExxonMobil. She has over 16 years of experience working in various roles within the ExxonMobil organization, with a career spanning communications, public & government affairs and sustainability. For the last two years, Ulrike has been heavily involved in IPIECA’s work around the UN Sustainable Development Goals, sustainability reporting as well as in a broad range of work around climate change. IPIECA is an official observer organization for the UNFCCC Conferences of the Parties (COP) and Ulrike is managing their COP26 Task Force.

Arthur Lee, Chevron Fellow and Senior Strategy Advisor - Energy Transitions Team

Arthur Lee is Chevron Fellow and Senior Strategy Advisor – Energy Transitions Team within Chevron’s Corporate Strategy and Sustainability group. He serves on the board of directors of the International Emissions Trading Association. Arthur has been involved in a wide range of climate change issues from science to global policy, and business impacts. He has participated in the IPCC process since the third assessment report. He is an official observer on behalf of business and industry at the UNFCCC negotiations, representing IPIECA. Arthur is a member of the IEAGHG’s Executive Committee.

David Hone, Chief Climate Change Adviser - Shell Scenarios Team

David Hone works for Shell International Ltd. and is the Chief Climate Change Adviser in the Shell Scenarios Team. He joined Shell in 1980 after graduating as a Chemical Engineer from the University of Adelaide in Australia. He has worked in refinery technology, oil trading and shipping areas for Shell. David is a board member of the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA), was Chairman of IETA from 2011-2013 and is a board member of C2ES in Washington and GCCSI in Melbourne. David is a regular climate blogger and is the author of a 2017 book on climate change, ‘Putting the Genie Back: Solving the Climate and Energy Dilemma'.

Categories: Climate