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Sustainability article round-up: July 2021

The IPIECA monthly article round-up showcases recent sustainability-related achievements, projects and news from IPIECA members and organization­­s that IPIECA partners with, demonstrating their commitment to advancing environmental and social performance across oil and gas and achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The July round-up looks at a variety of member strategies, investments, projects and partnerships that are scaling up technologies, value chains and skills to support the transition to a net-zero future. We also put a spotlight on the WBCSD-UN DESA High-level Political Forum event ‘Chief Sustainability Officers for SDGs’, where IPIECA Executive Director Brian Sullivan presented on the IPIECA-WBCSD SDG Roadmap.


Member sustainability articles

 

Baker Hughes, Halliburton, Schlumberger

Scaling up development and deployment of breakthrough clean energy technologies

This article takes a look at the differing approaches the three energy technology and service providers are taking to scale up the development and deployment of breakthrough clean energy technologies to advance the oil and gas industry’s contributions to the energy transition.

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Chevron

Chevron commits AUD$3.45 million to Australian wetland conservation and blue carbon research

Chevron is investing AUD$3.45 million in Conservation Volunteers Australia’s ‘Revive our Wetlands’ initiative, supporting the conservation of 10 wetland locations as natural carbon sequestration and storage systems.

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Chevron, Shell and TotalEnergies

Chevron, Shell and TotalEnergies join satellite-based methane emissions monitoring project

A 12-month research project will assess the feasibility of space-based monitoring of methane emissions from offshore oil and gas platforms, using an infrared sensor. The satellite will observe six offshore facilities around the world for each of the three participating companies, with readings to be checked against onboard measurements.

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Eni

Eni and the government of Kenya strengthen sustainable bio-fuel cooperation

Eni has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Kenyan Ministry of Petroleum and Mining to develop a circular bio-fuel production value chain. The initiative will contribute to the nation’s energy transition, as well as providing sustainable development benefits across agriculture, renewable energy and the local economy.

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Repsol

Repsol to develop renewable hydrogen-powered train

Repsol is partnering with train manufacturer Talgo to support the development of renewable hydrogen-powered trains and promote emission-free rail transport in the Iberian Peninsula. Operating the largest hydrogen plant in Europe, Repsol will use its logistical infrastructure to supply the railway network with renewable hydrogen produced using biogas generated from organic waste.

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Energy Resources Aotearoa

New partnership to develop future energy skills in New Zealand

A new partnership between Energy Skills Aotearoa and Te Pūkenga, the New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology, will help retain, upskill and support the New Zealand workforce to transfer skills across emerging energy industries and technologies, to meet the demands of the energy transition.

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Partner sustainability articles

World Business Council for Sustainable Development and UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs

WBCSD and UN DESA convene special event alongside 2021 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

On July 15, WBCSD and UN DESA convened the ‘Chief Sustainability Officers for SDGs’ event, a virtual dialogue exploring the key role of business in accelerating sustainable development. IPIECA Executive Director Brian Sullivan participated in the final panel, discussing how the IPIECA-WBCSD SDG Roadmap for the oil and gas sector can drive collaborative industry action towards the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Watch IPIECA Executive Director Brian Sullivan’s presentation (01:29:20)


Related IPIECA resources and news

Found these articles interesting? Learn more about the topics covered through IPIECA’s free good practice guidance, awareness briefings, webinars, news and blogs:

Energy transition

Nature-based solutions

Methane emissions

 Sustainable Development Goals


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