Arctic Petroleum and the 2°C Goal: A Case for Accountability for Fossil Fuel Supply

 

Dr Daria Shapovalova (School of Law) presents on the establishment of accountability for the production of Arctic petroleum in light of climate change. The Arctic is both a place disproportionately affected by climate change and a place that has been, and continues to be, subject to large-scale oil-and-gas development. Production and subsequent combustion of these resources would compromise the treaty-established target of keeping global warming ‘well below’ 2°C. This talk considers the possibility of establishing accountability for fossil fuel production through environmental impact assessments and the Paris Agreement reporting system.