Highlighting the economic instability of oil statesFinance
Lower demand for fossil fuels and decreasing prices will mean that the world's biggest oil- and gas-producing nations (or petrostates) risk collectively losing $9 trillion over the next 20 years, threatening economic and social stability around the world.
Supported Carbon Tracker with the strategy and development of Beyond Petrostates, urging petrostate governments to urgently diversify their economies away from fossil fuels and avoid stranded assets. The report also emphasises the importance of richer nations providing the necessary climate finance to assist the economic transition towards renewable energy.
Delivered extensive global media coverage with more than 600 articles across 50 countries. Highlights included news agencies Bloomberg, AFP (France), EFE (Spain), PAP (Poland), Lusa (Portugal), ČTK (Czech Republic), IANS (India), coverage on BBC international and domestic bulletins, Financial Times, Washington Post, Süddeutsche Zeitung (Germany), La Vanguardia (Spain), Economic Times (India).
Media coverage reached several of the world's biggest petrostates across Africa, Asia and the Middle East, including Algeria, Angola, Azerbaijan, Kuwait, Nigeria and Saudi Arabia. The report has provided ammunition to investors and campaigners, ahead of COP26 in Glasgow where climate finance for major petrostates and the Global South will be on the agenda.