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No Standard Oil
Hosted by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment

Deborah Gordon will talk about her new book No Standard Oil, followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with the audience

In No Standard Oil, environmental policy expert Deborah Gordon examines the widely varying climate impacts of global oils and gases, and proposes solutions to cut greenhouse gas emissions in this sector while making sustainable progress in transitioning to a carbon-free energy future. The next decade will be decisive in the fight against climate change. It will be impossible to hold the planet to a 1.5o C temperature rise without controlling methane and CO2 emissions from the oil and gas sector. Contrary to popular belief, the world will not run out of these resources anytime soon. Consumers will continue to demand these abundant resources to fuel their cars, heat their homes, and produce everyday goods like shampoo, pajamas, and paint. But it is becoming more environmentally damaging to supply energy using technologies like fracking oil and liquefying gas. Policymakers, financial investors, environmental advocates, and citizens need to understand what oil and gas are doing to our climate to inform decision-making.

Deborah Gordon, Senior Principal, Climate Intelligence

Panel Discussion

Simon Dietz, Professor of Environmental Policy in the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, and the Department of Geography and Environment, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Joule Bergerson, Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Energy Technology Assessment, University of Calgary.

Dan Gardiner, Climate Transition Specialist at the Institutional Investor Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) and a Technical Adviser for the Transition Pathway Initiative (TPI).

Oct 21, 2021 05:30 PM in London

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