Calendar30 May 2024

The Ipieca sustainability article round-up showcases recent sustainability-related achievements, projects and news from Ipieca members, demonstrating their support for the Ipieca Principles around advancing environmental and social performance across the energy transition. We also highlight initiatives from our partner organizations and share insights from key United Nations meetings.

The May edition shares efforts to advance alternative fuels; support the livelihoods, health and wellbeing of local communities and workers; and protect biodiversity. We also share insights on the ambitions of the Oil & Gas Decarbonization Charter, and updates on how Ipieca is contributing to the Biodiversity Plan.

Member sustainability articles


New study towards introduction and uptake of carbon-neutral fuels for automobiles

Ipieca member ENEOS, together with Idemitsu Kosan, Toyota and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries have started a study on the introduction and scale up of carbon-neutral fuels in Japan. The study benefits from the four organizations’ respective roles in fuel supply, technology and demand.

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IFC and Italian Climate Fund partner with Eni to support biofuel production and Kenyan farmers

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Italian Climate Fund have announced a USD 210 million investment in Eni’s Kenyan subsidiary to expand the production and processing of biofuels, supporting decarbonisation of the global transport industry and the livelihoods of up to 200,000 small-scale Kenyan oilseed farmers.

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Over 700 Villanueva people benefit from GeoPark health drive with Colombian Civil Air Patrol

With the support of GeoPark, the medical-surgical brigade of the Colombian Civil Air Patrol brought free, specialised health services to over 700 local people in Villanueva for the eighth time. Since 2017, the partnership has carried out 15 health drives, improving the quality of life of almost 10,000 people with more than 22,000 medical services.

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International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC)

Prioritising mental health in the energy transition

May is mental health awareness month in the United States of America. The IADC provides a round-up of articles and insights on mental health and wellness in the energy industry, which play a pivotal role in worker welfare and operational success.

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Offshore Energies UK

Census to track birds nesting on oil and gas platforms

Offshore Energies UK, along with Xodus, are launching an offshore nesting bird census in the UK to get a better understanding of how the animals use oil and gas structures in an effort to protect them.

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Ipieca insights and partnerships

Oil & Gas Decarbonization Charter

Net-zero operations: changing the definition of ‘business as usual’

At COP28, more than 50 oil and gas companies took a historic step toward decarbonization by launching the Oil & Gas Decarbonization Charter. This article explores the importance of this charter, the opportunities available to the industry to reduce its Scope 1 and 2 emissions, and the key technologies needed to achieve the net-zero goal.

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Ipieca + UN Convention on Biological Diversity

Part of the plan: Ipieca celebrates UN Biological Diversity Day

22 May was UN Biological Diversity Day. Reflecting on the theme of ‘Be part of the plan’, Ipieca highlights the ways in which it is supporting implementation of the Biodiversity Plan.

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