More than 100 scientists, policy-makers, activists and industry representatives will travel to The Queen’s College in Oxford next week to participate in the second International Conference on Fossil Fuel Supply and Climate Policy. The conference – to be held on the 24th and 25th of September – comes as fossil fuel supply is increasingly debated in climate-leading jurisdictions like California, Canada, and Norway.
The Stockholm Environment Institute has organized the conference in partnership with the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), CICERO, Australian National University, the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), Climate Strategies, the Sustainable Finance Programme at the University of Oxford, the Energy Research Centre at the University of Cape Town, and the University of Eastern Finland.
The conference’s sessions will cover topics that range from how oil and gas companies are planning for a world where global temperatures are kept below 2°C, to social mobilization for and against fossil fuel development, to implementing supply-side solutions in the United States.
Though reducing fossil fuel combustion is a top priority for climate policies, those policies have yet to put fossil fuel use on a trajectory consistent with keeping warming below 2°C, let alone 1.5°C. This conference will help spark new ideas, new research and new connections among finance specialists, industry representatives, international organizations, activists, and academic researchers.
The conference has been made possible with support from the KR Foundation.
Conference hashtag: #FFCC18