BP and Climate Change
As a global energy company, we believe we can play a major part in finding and implementing solutions to one of the greatest challenges of this century.
There is an increasing consensus that climate change is linked to the consumption of carbon based fuels and that action is required now to avoid further increases in carbon emissions as the global demand for energy increases.
Our efforts to promote a better understanding of climate change and to control GHG emissions during 2005 included:
* progress towards more sustainable transport, by developing alternative fuel and lubricant products that enable customers to limit their emissions,
* creation of the Alternative Energy business to provide low carbon solutions in the power sector,
* sustained voluntary efforts to minimise our own greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through energy efficiency projects in our operations,
* promoting local, regional and global solutions for climate change by advocating prudent but progressive policy development
* continued support for research into technological solutions to curb emissions,
* and finally, we took steps to raise consumers' awareness of their opportunities to address climate change.
Tony Fountains Speech to the G8 + 5 Climate Change Forum (European Parliament 7th July)
Dr Chris Mottershead, Distinguised Advisor, Director of the Carbon Trust
Mr Tony Fountain, President of BP Amoco’s North America gas