The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement lay out a global consensus on the need to curb human-induced climate change and to achieve sustainable development, two concepts that are inextricably linked. The urgency of addressing climate change is critical for global efforts to reduce poverty and advance sustainable development, but also climate-change mitigation must be pursued in a manner consistent with ending poverty, promoting economic development, respecting human rights, and ensuring social inclusion. The Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI) and SDSN have published a briefing note entitled “How Oil and Gas Companies Can Help Meet the Global Goals on Energy and Climate Change,” summarizing the ways in which international oil and gas companies can help expand access to affordable, clean energy and take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts. The briefing note outlines steps the oil and gas industry can take to prepare their businesses for the future, to strengthen efficiency and impact of current operations, and to leverage resources for broader partnerships and collaboration.
A public consultation on briefing note will run until March 15, 2017. We invite comments and suggestions via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Kindly use the subject line “public consultation” for submissions. All comments welcome!