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Climate and energy transition lobbying priorities for 2023

In 2022, there were some notable policy developments in climate and energy transition policies at an international, regional and country level. We believe that our advocacy – either directly to governments or through industry associations and coalitions – has contributed to positive outcomes.

However, the world continues to face the challenge of addressing the urgent need to transform the global energy system while providing secure and affordable energy.

Looking ahead, unprecedented collaboration between consumers, governments, companies and investors remains vital to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. Much more remains to be done and greater action is required to develop effective policies at an international and national level, across key sectors and technologies.

In 2023, we plan to continue to advocate the development of effective climate and energy transition policy frameworks. We will advocate policies that drive demand for low- and zero-carbon products, including through the application of CCS.

We will also encourage policies that drive demand for the uptake of low-carbon fuels (sustainable aviation fuel, hydrogen and biofuels) in hard-to-abate sectors and those that accelerate electrification and growth in electric vehicles.

We will continue to highlight the role of natural gas and other low-carbon gases in helping to ensure energy security, as a partner for renewable sources to enable a reliable and flexible power supply, and to offer a lower-carbon alternative to coal and oil in countries and sectors.

We will continue to push for robust policies to help support delivery of our Powering Progress strategy and to help society achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.