Quebec steps up to co-lead the Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance

The international coalition is committed to phasing out the use of fossil fuels.

Quebec steps up to co-lead the Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance
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Last week at COP28 in Dubai, Quebec joined Denmark and Costa Rica as co-chairs of the Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance (BOGA) — which, according to this National Observer article, is an international “coalition of countries and sub-national governments that have committed to banning the exploration and development for new oil and gas.”

I didn’t realize that Quebec was so committed to phasing out fossil fuels! Bravo, mes amies. 🌎✊

I especially appreciated this quote from Denmark Minister for Development Cooperation and Global Climate Policy Dan Jørgensen:

“The Stone Age didn't end because we ran out of stone, just as the fossil era will not end because we've run out of fossils. It will only end if we make political decisions to make it happen.”

I also appreciate that BOGA is emphasizing the role that sub-national governments can play in helping the world to transition away from fossil fuels, as provinces and states are often the ones with jurisdiction over natural resources. The sooner we can get them on board with protecting those resources and the environment and growing the economy in other ways, the better.

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