A dozen countries and regions committed themselves to the accelerated phase-out of petroleum and gas at the UN climate summit COP26 in Glasgow on Thursday.
To this end, they unite in the “Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance” (BOGA).
The coalition, which was launched by Costa Rica and Denmark, is also supported by France, Ireland, Wales, Sweden, Greenland, Quebec, California and New Zealand.
The governments of these countries and regions are committed to ending the drilling and extraction of petroleum and gas and to stop issuing permits.
In order to avoid the most drastic effects of global warming, no more than 42 percent of all petroleum reserves and more than 41 percent of all gas reserves should be used up by 2050, the BOGA underlines.