Oil & Gas Transitions
Co-creating evidence to accelerate policy action in the North Sea
Our initiative aims to develop a better understanding of oil and gas transition scenarios for the North Sea region (Denmark, Norway and the UK), establish buy-in from key stakeholders and enable collaboration to scale up innovation and early-stage just transition efforts in the oil and gas sector.
Limiting global warming to well below 2°C, preferably 1.5°C, requires a deep transformation of our energy systems to drastically cut fossil fuels. A just transition for the oil and gas sector is our next frontier and a sensitive intervention point to close the gap between international climate ambitions and policies. In the North Sea, Denmark, Norway and the UK are expected to play a key role as first-movers, but only Denmark has so far committed to phase out production. Policymakers, industry, workers, financiers, academia and civil society need to work together to meet the scale of this challenge.
Only Denmark has a phase-out deadline for oil & gas production.
Tackling the Challenge
Robust evidence gathering to improve understanding of the need, barriers, opportunities and impacts of the oil and gas transitions in the UK, Norway and Denmark.
Co-production of just and feasible transition pathways to 2050 alongside a diversity of key stakeholders from government, industry, civil society and academia.
Blueprints drawn from the lessons from the North Sea to raise ambition in other producing and non-producing countries around the world.
Effective articulation and collaboration with ongoing projects and organisations to leverage the real-world impact of our research.