Accelerating action: an SDG Roadmap for the oil and gas sector (Roadmap) is an initiative led by IPIECA, the global oil and gas industry association for advancing environmental and social performance, in collaboration with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).
The Roadmap identifies how IPIECA, as an industry association, and oil and gas companies working within the sector, can work towards a low-emissions future while contributing to a healthier and more prosperous world aligned with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Roadmap builds on the foundations of the 2017 IPIECA-UNDP-IFC Mapping the oil and gas industry to the Sustainable Development Goals: An Atlas (the Atlas), by presenting a series of impact opportunities which focus on where the sector can maximise its contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These impact opportunities involve scaling up good practices in environmental and social performance and building on innovative partnerships, while recognising the importance of the energy transition in the world’s aim to achieve net-zero emissions under the Paris Agreement.
The Roadmap includes actions for IPIECA as well as suggestions for action for companies within the sector to help guide, inform and influence decision-making within their businesses.
It is hoped that the Roadmap will be used to inspire collaboration within the industry, convening the sector to help realise the ambitions of the SDGs and the Paris Agreement.
IPIECA also hopes that the Roadmap will foster collaboration throughout the supply chain and stimulate cross-sectoral cooperation to amplify SDG impact.
IPIECA Executive Director, Brian Sullivan and WBCSD President & CEO, Peter Bakker comment on the Roadmap…Read More
An overview of the Roadmap’s purpose, development, impact opportunities and implementation…Read More
The oil and gas sector and the SDGs
The SDGs present the oil and gas sector with a tremendous challenge, and opportunity, to progress these shared global goals…Read More
There are eight impact opportunities where IPIECA and oil and gas companies have the greatest potential to contribute to the SDGs…Read More
The road to 2030
The success of the Roadmap is dependent on collective implementation …Read More
The information within this document was developed under the auspices of IPIECA and WBCSD…Read More
Call to action
The call to action outlines how sector companies and stakeholders can engage with the Roadmap and how IPIECA plans to catalyze impact through implementation of the Roadmap.
Collaborating to accelerate action
Achieving the SDGs by 2030 requires unprecedented collaboration among governments, inter-governmental organizations, non-governmental organizations, the private sector and local communities. The interrelated nature of the SDGs highlight the importance of multi-stakeholder engagement. Collaborative efforts within and beyond the oil and gas sector can allow for synergies to be adopted and delivery of the SDGs to be accelerated.
With a global membership covering the full oil and gas value chain, IPIECA has the capacity to convene the sector around a wide range of issues relating to climate, nature, people and sustainability. IPIECA’s non-lobby status enables the association to develop its long-standing and trusted relationship with the UN, build powerful cross-sector partnerships, and facilitate the sector’s relationships with IGOs, academia and NGOs.
The Roadmap is part of IPIECA’s ongoing effort to align the sector around the SDGs. IPIECA will continue to coordinate with industry bodies and form new alliances and partnerships to support the sector in realising the impact opportunities identified in this Roadmap.