CPRE Sussex joins call for ban on oil and gas flaring by 2025
On Monday 17 April, peers in the House of Lords have an opportunity to address the wasteful practice of venting and flaring in the oil and gas sector in order to reduce methane emissions.
Methane emerged as a global climate priority at COP26, where the UK government helped lead the creation of the Global Methane Pledge. It is a greenhouse gas around 80 times more potent than carbon dioxide over a 20-year timeframe. Regulating methane – especially in the oil and gas sector – is one of the fastest, most cost-effective, and most impactful actions governments can take to achieve their climate goals.
Call to Action
A ban on oil and gas industry flaring by 2025 is the single biggest action that the UK can take to dramatically reduce methane emissions from the sector.
CPRE Sussex is one of 25 environmental organisations urging peers in the House of Lords to support an amendment to the Energy Bill to ban venting and flaring in the oil and gas sector by 2025, and to work together to ensure that this important legislation is passed without delay.