Living in the Present, Making the Future: UK Scenarios for the Phase-out of Oil and Gas
Singh Ghaleigh, Navraj
Haszeldine, Robert Stuart
The Oil and Gas Transitions (OGT) is an evidence-based programme which aims accelerate just transitions from oil and gas in Denmark, Norway and the UK. Our Approach: • Evidence-driven, with leading researchers providing credible, academically verified recommendations on scenarios for oil and gas just transitions. • A trusted neutral convener, able to effectively bring pluralistic positions to the table for effective exchange. • We catalyse action by empowering key players in the oil and gas ecosystem with the evidence they need to develop their own visions, priorities, and interventions (e.g., campaigning, advocacy, institutional planning, policy design). This report presents findings from research undertaken by the University of Edinburgh to gather evidence on the state of the oil and gas just transition in the UK, and to co-create transition scenarios alongside diverse stakeholders from academia, industry, civil society, the financial sector, government, and community-led organisations. The authors strove to engage a representative cross section of relevant stakeholders in the co-creation process. The conclusions herein are the result of the first stage of such process. Further ongoing and iterative engagement, particularly with groups that may have been underrepresented in the first stages of the co-creation process, is intended to continue developing and building upon the research findings presented in this report. OGT is co-led by Climate Strategies and the SEI, and made possible by the support from KR Foundation and Laudes Foundation. The statements herein do not represent the views of Climate Strategies, SEI, KR Foundation and Laudes Foundations or other members of the OGT consortium.