Cristin-prosjekt-ID: 2515353
Sist endret: 19. august 2021, 11:04

Cristin-prosjekt-ID: 2515353
Sist endret: 19. august 2021, 11:04
Prosjekt

Oil and Gas Transitions: Co-creating evidence to accelerate policy action in the North Sea

prosjektleder

Kacper Szulecki
ved Institutt for statsvitenskap ved Universitetet i Oslo

prosjekteier / koordinerende forskningsansvarlig enhet

  • Institutt for statsvitenskap ved Universitetet i Oslo

Klassifisering

Vitenskapsdisipliner

Samfunnsvitenskap

Emneord

Energiomstilling • Klimapolitikk • Offshore olje og gassindustrien

Kategorier

Prosjektkategori

  • Oppdragsprosjekt

Tidsramme

Aktivt
Start: 1. mars 2021 Slutt: 31. mars 2023

Beskrivelse Beskrivelse

Tittel

Oil and Gas Transitions: Co-creating evidence to accelerate policy action in the North Sea

Populærvitenskapelig sammendrag

Our initiative aims to generate evidence and co-produced pathways for policy action to accelerate oil and gas transitions in the UK, Denmark and Norway. These three countries have committed to achieving ambitious carbon neutrality targets aligned with limiting global average temperature increase to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. Yet, they are the three top oil and gas producing nations in Europe. Deep transformation of energy systems to transition out of all fossil fuels will be required for their targets to be realised, and while significant progress has been achieved in phasing out coal (i.e., Britain’s reliance on coal for electricity dropping from 70% in 1990 to less than 3% today), we must now turn to the oil and gas sector as the next frontier.

Oil and gas expansion plans remain in the UK (despite its recently announced North Sea Transition Deal) and Norway, with only Denmark setting a date to phase out the industry. This ‘ambition gap’ between net-zero promises and climate policies, and oil and gas industrial strategies, is the key issue we seek to address.

Industry, government, and community resistance to the transition is largely founded in concerns regarding its social and economic impacts. Thus, strategies to phase out oil and gas must also be just and equitable. A just and orderly transition will require policy coherence between emissions targets and the provision of policies which support economic diversification strategies, labour market plans, skills training, social security and support for companies in reorienting their business models.

To respond to this complex research and policy challenge, our initiative will develop a better understanding of oil and gas transition scenarios for the North Sea region; establish buy-in from key stakeholders; and enable collaboration to scale up innovation and early-stage just transition efforts.

prosjektdeltakere

prosjektleder
Aktiv cristin-person

Kacper Szulecki

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektleder
    ved Institutt for statsvitenskap ved Universitetet i Oslo

Amit Chitra

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved Institutt for statsvitenskap ved Universitetet i Oslo
Aktiv cristin-person

Dag Harald Claes

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved Institutt for statsvitenskap ved Universitetet i Oslo
Aktiv cristin-person

Camilla Houeland

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved Sosiologi og samfunnsgeografi ved Universitetet i Oslo
Aktiv cristin-person

David Jordhus-Lier

  • Tilknyttet:
    Lokalt ansvarlig
    ved Sosiologi og samfunnsgeografi ved Universitetet i Oslo
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