• Gaia Talk — Getting Ready for COP26

    All UNFCCC COPs are important but none seem more critical than this year’s COP 26 in this first year of the so-called Decade for Action, reflecting the urgency of the climate and the biodiversity crisis.

    Much is expected of this COP 26, following re-entry of the USA to the Paris Agreement, the update of the Nationally Determined Contributions, the much-waited IPCC AR6, and the accelerated decarbonization ambitions from both public and private sector. The planet and humanity have much at stake, oil and gas has much at stake. The O&G industry’s ability to chart an optimal path forward net-zero emissions to closing the gap between decarbonization aspirations and actions will be shaped by COP 26 outcomes. Our ability to keep supplying oil and gas to meet the world’s energy demand will be shaped by COP 26 outcomes.

    Kamel Ben-Naceur, 2022 SPE President will host Bob Dudley, Oil & Gas Climate Initiative CEO Steering Committee Chairman, for this influential and engaging SPE Live Gaia Talk seeking to provide the oil and gas industry and its stakeholders with the means to prepare for COP 26 – to understand what to look for in the lead up to this historical event, what’s at stake and how to interpret the key outcomes.

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