Pacific Environment Applauds BOGA Formation, Leadership
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (September 16, 2021) — Pacific Environment applauds the leadership of Costa Rica and Denmark, which are leading the efforts to create the Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance (BOGA). On September 16, Dan Jorgensen, Minister for Climate, Energy and Utilities, Denmark and Andrea Meza, Minister of Environment and Energy, Costa Rica spoke during Energy Action Day to address the need for a managed decline of oil and gas production, the objectives to reach the Paris Agreement, among others.
Statement from Kay Brown, Arctic Policy Director, Pacific Environment:
“We applaud Denmark and Costa Rica for helming a new international alliance to address the urgent need to halt development production of fossil fuels. In the face of climate chaos, creating economic stability while moving forward with safe, clean energy is paramount. We will also be advocating at the local level to move energy production away from high-emission fossil fuels. Investments made now will put us on the path to a clean energy future and spur green jobs when we need them the most.”
Contact: Gwen Dobbs, Pacific Environment, [email protected], 202-329-9295
Pacific Environment is a global environmental organization that protects communities and wildlife of the Pacific Rim. We support community leaders to fight climate change, protect the oceans, build just societies, and move away from fossil fuels toward a green economy.