Largest Oil Companies Pledge Support For Paris Climate Conference. The chief executives of 10 of the world’s largest oil companies have pledged support for an “effective” deal to fight global warming at a Paris conference next month.
In a statement Friday, the CEOs of BP, Shell, Saudi Aramco, Total, Repsol, Statoil, Eni, Petroelos Mexicanos, Reliance Industries and BG Group said they recognize greenhouse gas emissions trends are inconsistent with the ambition to keep warming below a level many consider dangerous.
Burning coal, oil and gas for energy is a key emissions source. Largest Oil Companies Pledge Support For Paris Climate Conference
The companies offered to help by reducing flaring and methane emissions from oil and gas operations. They also called for replacing coal with cleaner-burning natural gas in power generation.
Greenpeace said the companies’ offer “contains nothing meaningful” and accused them of undermining effective climate action.Paris is the capital and most populous city of France, with an estimated population of 2,148,271 residents as of 2020, in an area of 105 square kilometres. Since the 17th century, Paris has been one of Europe’s major centres of finance, diplomacy, commerce, fashion, science and arts. The City of Paris is the centre and seat of government of the Île-de-France,