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The Future of the Oil Industry - a knowledge-share for campaigners

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Bishopsgate Institute, Courtyard Room

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EC2M 4QH

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It’s been two years since the Paris Climate Agreement committed the world to keeping climate change under 2 degrees, which will require dramatic reductions in greenhouse gas emissions through transitioning away from fossil fuels. Yet oil companies remain some of the richest and most powerful entities on the planet. But for how long...? In the middle of COP 23 in Bonn, it's a good time to take stock and refresh our campaign strategies.

We ask: what is the future of the oil industry in the age of 'gas as a bridging fuel’, increasing movements away from coal, and rising investment in renewable energy? What's the prognosis from different perspectives: Indigenous and frontline communities in sites of extraction and infrastructure including Nigeria and Texas; finance, investment and divestment analysts; the business trajectories of the companies themselves?

Our panel will delve in some depth into the major dynamics in the oil industry and the projections for its future, so we can learn, understand and campaign more effectively, with time for questions and discussion.

Speakers:

  • Lazarus Tamana - President of the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP), Europe.
  • Bryan Parras - organizer with the Sierra Club's 'Beyond Dirty Fuels' campaign and TEJAS (Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services).
  • Clayton Thomas-Muller - member of the Mathias Colomb Cree Nation in Northern Manitoba, Canada. He is the Stop It At The Source Campaigner for 350.org in Canada, and on the Board of Global Justice Ecology Project.
  • Louise Rouse - Investor Engagement Consultant who works with non-profits as a campaign strategist to leverage shareholder power on issues including offshore Arctic drilling, Canadian tar sands, corporate lobbying, and corruption
  • Anna Galkina - campaigner & researcher on oil and gas frontlines in Russia and Argentina, and communications coordinator with Platform.
  • James Marriott - writer, campaigner & researcher on BP and Shell, with Platform.

Bryan and Clayton will be contributing by Skype.

This event will be of relevance to people working on environmental justice, rights & protection, fossil fuel divestment, oil sponsorship, and ending the fossil fuel age.

Note

** 9th November is also the day Platform, 350.org, Friends of the Earth Scotland and EWNI and Energy Democracy Project launch 'Fuelling the Fire' - new data on local councils' investment in fossil fuels

** 9th November also marks the eve of the 23rd anniversary of the executions of the Ogoni 9, who were fighting for justice from oil companies in Nigeria.

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EC2M 4QH

United Kingdom

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