Centre for Energy Transition Seminar


13/11/2020 2:00 pm

Event Information

Centre for Energy Transition Seminar

Arctic Petroleum and the 2°C Goal: A Case for Accountability for Fossil Fuel Supply.

2:00pm-3:00pm, 13 November 2020

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Staff and students are invited to attend a talk by Dr Daria Shapovalova (School of Law) on the establishment of accountability for the production of Arctic petroleum in light of climate change.

The Arctic is both a place disproportionately affected by climate change and a place that has been, and continues to be, subject to large-scale oil-and-gas development. Production and subsequent combustion of these resources would compromise the treaty-established target of keeping global warming ‘well below’ 2°C. The global regulatory efforts on climate change are centred on greenhouse gas emissions from fossil-fuel consumption, almost ignoring the supply side. In the absence of universal and strict emission-reduction targets, petroleum exports and carbon leakage jeopardize the effectiveness of the climate change regime.

Event Details

SpeakerDr Daria Shapovalova
HostCentre for Energy Transition
VenueMS Teams