5 December | Dubai

This conversation between frontline communities, advocates and researchers will explore the question of how to best address the oil and gas industry’s mounting environmental liabilities, as well as their decommissioning costs, in the context of declining demand for oil and gas. Our expert panel, moderated by Environmental Defence Canada, will feature two First Nations from Canada’s tar sands region, an advocate from the Niger Delta, and Mike Coffin, our Head of Oil, Gas & Mining. 

The discussion will touch on the impacts of liability management on rights, health, and biodiversity, as well as on the global and Canadian decommissioning costs associated with the oil and gas sector, and solutions for protecting taxpayers from bearing the burden. This event will seek to inform policy discussions both at COP28 as well as in Canada and other countries on how to ensure a just energy transition to a net-zero economy.