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The transition to low-carbon energy needs unprecedented global collaboration. Shell works with governments, regulators and industry associations to help inform the debate and accelerate technological and social change.
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Our policy positions on climate and energy transition serve as a global framework for Shell’s advocacy with governments, international organisations, industry associations, coalitions, and other stakeholders.
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We share our knowledge with policy makers. Find our latest advocacy updates here:
Shell calls on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the USA to continue the direct regulation of methane emissions. The letter also highlights Shell’s commitment and actions to tackle methane emissions.
Shell Oil Company responds to the House Energy and Commerce Committee questionnaire on reducing carbon pollution towards a clean economy in the USA by 2050. The response highlights the importance of an economy-wide carbon pricing mechanism.
Shell Nederland supports a climate accord in the Netherlands which aims to decrease the country’s greenhouse gas emissions by 49% by 2030 compared with its emissions in 1990.
Ben van Beurden speaks about the European Commission’s proposal for the European Union to target net-zero emissions by 2050, and the action that can help it happen.
Shell UK Country Chair Sinead Lynch supports calls by the UK Committee on Climate Change for the UK to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
The President of Shell Oil Company, Gretchen Watkins, calls on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the USA to continue the direct regulation of methane emissions. She says that Shell recognises methane emissions as a critically important climate issue.
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