12 Nov 2021

COP26: Countries commit to ending oil and gas exploration

From Morning Report, 8:26 am on 12 November 2021

In a first at COP26 overnight, the first-ever set of countries has committed to an end date to all oil and gas exploration and extraction.

The Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance is led by Costa Rica and Denmark and features eight core members including Ireland, France, and Greenland.

Aotearoa has also joined the alliance - but only as an associate member.

It can't have core status because of our ongoing provision of on-shore oil drilling permits, especially in Taranaki.

Oil Change International senior campaigner David Tong spoke to Guyon Espiner.