TIME MAGAZINE: No Oil Producer Wants to Be the First to Give Up the Fuel. Except Gustavo Petro’s Colombia

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Period22 Jun 2022

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  • TitleNo Oil Producer Wants to Be the First to Give Up the Fuel. Except Gustavo Petro’s Colombia
    Media name/outletTime Magazine
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date22/06/22
    DescriptionIn political terms, though, Petro’s goal is radical. “This would be absolutely head and shoulders above what other countries are doing,” says Kevin Anderson, a scientist at Manchester University’s Tyndall Center for Climate Change Research, who led the IISD study. Norway is still offering dozens of new oil exploration licenses to companies each year and the U.K. is planning a fresh round of oil and gas contracts, even as their governments profess to be climate leaders, Anderson says. “These are both incredibly wealthy countries and would remain incredibly wealthy [without oil and gas production]. But they are demonstrating an almost complete disregard for climate science.” Petro’s oil policy, he adds, “is the sort of leadership we need on climate change and there’s very, very little of it around.”
    URLhttps://time.com/6189763/colombia-oil-gustavo-petro/
    PersonsKevin Anderson

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Energy
  • Global inequalities

Keywords

  • Colombia
  • fossil fuels
  • climate crisis