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Mapping the Oil and Gas Industry to the Sustainable Development Goals: An Atlas

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The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), and IPIECA (the global oil and gas industry association for environmental and social issues) have released for public comment a draft report: Mapping the Oil and Gas Industry to the Sustainable Development Goals: An Atlas (“the Atlas”).[1]

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals, adopted by all UN member states in 2015, aim to address some of the world’s most pressing economic, social and environmental issues. UN member states are expected to use the SDGs to frame their development agendas, and there is a recognition that the private sector – including the oil and gas industry – will play an important role in achieving them.

The oil and gas industry’s operations potentially have positive and negative impacts on a range of areas covered by the SDGs, including on communities, ecosystems and economies. The Atlas explores these impacts by discussing the links between the oil and gas industry and the SDGs, with the aim to facilitate a shared understanding of how the industry can most effectively support the achievement of the SDGs. It maps the industry’s existing contributions and encourages companies to identify additional opportunities to help countries progress towards the Goals.

Make your voice heard!

We are seeking your input and suggestions to strengthen the draft Atlas during the feedback period from February to 14 April 2017. Comments should be submitted online via the form below. (Please click ‘Done’ at the end of the survey to ensure your inputs are received.)

All feedback will be taken into consideration for the development of the final document, expected to be released in the early summer. Following publication, a series of regional workshops highlighting findings will be planned. Information on these meetings will be shared as soon as it is available.

[1] This document draws on joint research and contributions from the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investments (CCSI) and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN).