Inger Andersen, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme
The science is crystal clear. The transition away from fossil fuel powered economies is critical to the survival of people and the planet. For this to happen we need to deploy every solution in our toolbox to decarbonize our economies. The Global Registry of Fossil Fuels is an important step in providing insights to policymakers and investors as we embark on a just transition away from fossil fuels.
Eamon Ryan, Environment Minister, government of Ireland
The Government of Ireland is committed to meeting its climate goals by 2030 and 2050. The latest Irish Government’s Climate Action Plan sets out hundreds of actions to set us on a path to reach net-zero emissions by no later than 2050 and the first carbon budget programme came into effect in April 2022. Ireland supports measures that accurately inform the climate dialogue in an open and transparent manner. Accurate data is needed to inform policy decisions and open, transparent data builds public confidence in those policy decisions. The work of the Global Registry of Fossil Fuels to fill in knowledge gaps and provide an open and accessible data platform is welcome and it will assist in furthering the climate conversation as we transition towards a net-zero future.
Patrick Graichen, State Secretary at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action
Data transparency is key to building trust in international climate cooperation and informing policymakers. I therefore welcome the initiative to establish an open global fossil fuel registry. We need to move away from fossil fuels and towards sustainable energy systems to limit global warming to 1.5°C while building a strong and inclusive economy for the future. That’s why it’s even more important that any near-term measures we now take to address the energy crisis go hand in hand with faster expansion of renewable energy – for example, building infrastructure for green hydrogen.
Simon Kofe, Minister of Justice, Communications & Foreign Affairs of Tuvalu
We now possess a tool that can assist in effectively ending coal, oil and gas production. The Global Registry will help governments, companies, and investors make decisions to align their fossil fuel production with the 1.5 temperature limit and, thus, concretely prevent the demise of our island homes, as well as all countries throughout our global community. We here in the Pacific are only responsible for 0.03% of global greenhouse gas emissions and, yet, we remain committed to doing our part for the common good of our planet and future generations. As governments, we can only show real climate leadership by demonstrating accountability, coherence, and alignment with our own commitments. The Paris Agreement marked one turning point in international climate governance. The Global Registry is another.
Mark Campanale, founder of Carbon Tracker and Chair of the Registry Steering Committee
The Global Registry will make governments and companies more accountable for their development of fossil fuels by enabling civil society to link production decisions with national climate policies. Equally, it will enable banks and investors to more accurately assess the risk of particular assets becoming stranded.
Suneeta Kaimal, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Natural Resource Governance Institute
The Registry is a welcome step toward open access to vital information about fossil fuels. A fair global energy transition requires greater transparency, better coordination between states, and stronger accountability for fossil fuel production. Now citizens and investors everywhere have an essential tool to hold governments and companies responsible for their decisions.