13/11/2020 2:00 pm
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
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.
|Speaker||Dr Daria Shapovalova|
|Host||Centre for Energy Transition|