COP 26

A guide to oil and gas at the UN Climate Talks, Glasgow, November 2021.

This guide serves to bring together in one easy to use place the relevant COP26 events, spokespeople and resources on the vital issue of why and how oil and gas production needs to be addressed when governments meet in Glasgow. It is aimed primarily at journalists covering the UN climate talks.
For further information on anything in this guide, or to arrange interviews, please contact Ashwini Prabha,, +33 769 74 81 84

Background briefings on oil and gas

Briefing: The urgent need for action on oil and gas production at COP26
This four page document outlines why it’s important that governments act to phase-out production, what governments should do, and examples of leadership to date.
Briefing: Latin America & the Caribbean Oil and Gas Overview
This brief focuses specifically on oil and gas issues in Latin America and the Caribbean. It explains why the UN Climate Talks are a crucial opportunity to address these issues and provides media contacts for the region.

Key events on oil and gas during COP26

Link: Media events on oil and gas
This includes details about press conferences, report launches, public actions, etc.
Link: All events on oil and gas production
This includes details about all events happening during COP26, including side events in the Blue Zone as well as other civil society events in Glasgow

Press releases and media advisories

Link: Press releases on oil and gas

Spokespeople to discuss oil and gas supply

Spokespeople & organisation
Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance (BOGA)
Catherine Abreu, Destination Zero; Romain Ioualalen, Oil Change International
Public Finance
Laurie Van de Burg, Oil Change International; Lucile Dufour, International Institute for Sustainable Development
Private Finance
Beau O’Sullivan, Sunrise Project
Fossil Fuel Treaty
Tzeporah Berman, Fossil Fuel Treaty Initiative
Registry of Fossil Fuels
Mark Campanale, Carbon Tracker
Just Transition
Gabrielle Jeliazkov, Platform London
Climate Science
Ploy Achakulwisut, Stockholm Environment Institute
Net Zero
Dipti Bhatnagar, Friends of the Earth International; Rachel Rose Jackson, Corporate Accountability
Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)
Nikki Reisch, Center for International Environmental Law
Article 6
Erika Lennon, Center for International Environmental Law
Oil and Gas Industry
Mark Campanale, Carbon Tracker
National Oil Companies
Greg Muttit, International Institute for Sustainable Development
Legal Actions
Carroll Muffett, Center for International Environmental Law
Tessa Khan, Uplift; Euan Graham, E3G
Ryan Morrison, Friends of the Earth Scottland; Lauren MacDonald, Stop Cambo
Eddy Perez, Climate Action Network Canada – Réseau action climat Canada
Tom BK Goldtooth, Indigenous Environmental Network; Collin Rees, Oil Change International; Ethan Buckner, Earthworks
Aled Fisher, Friends of the Earth Norway (Naturvernforbund)
Marí­a Marta Di Paola, Fundación Ambiente y Recursos Natural Argentina (FARN)
Illan Zugman, Brazil
Costa RIca
Pia Carazo, Quantum Leap
Nnimmo Bassey, Oilwatch Africa
Lidy Nacpil, Asian Peoples Movement on Debt and Development (APMDD)
Lavetanalagis Seru, Pacific Islands Climate Action Network

About this guide

This guide is produced by the Global Gas and Oil Network (GGON). With over 180 organisations across more than 50 countries, GGON is a network helping to achieve a managed phase out of oil and gas production in order to keep global temperature rises within 1.5°C, through a just transition and at an equitable pace for all countries.