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Accelerating action: An SDG Roadmap for the oil and gas sector

April 2021

IPIECA and WBCSD have joined forces to develop a shared vision on how to maximise the sector’s contribution to the SDGs.

Building on the IPIECA-UNDP-IFC Mapping the oil and gas industry to the Sustainable Development Goals: An Atlas and the WBCSD SDG Sector Roadmap Guidelines, the Roadmap highlights 10 priority SDGs where the industry can have the biggest impact by driving innovations in its own operations and across the supply chain. These 10 SDGs underpin 8 impact opportunities in 3 interconnected themes: climate, nature and people.

For each impact opportunity, the Roadmap outlines short, medium and long-term actions – mapped against SDG targets – which aim to catalyse the realisation of the goals. The Roadmap includes actions for IPIECA, as well as suggested actions for companies to help guide and inform business decision-making.

In addition to offering the sector direction on the SDGs, the Roadmap identifies where to focus collaboration and provides a platform to form industry and cross-sector partnerships to further accelerate SDG action.

IPIECA’s work on the Roadmap is part of IPIECA’s leadership on climate action, environmental responsibility, social performance and mainstreaming sustainability. Our 2021-2024 strategy supports our members’ contributions to the energy transition and sustainable development through four thematic strategies: climate, nature, people and sustainability. This framework, combined with our membership covering the full oil and gas value chain, will enable the implementation of the Roadmap across the industry.

A summary of the Roadmap is also available in the following languages:

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