Arctic Oil and Gas
The Arctic could hold some of the world's largest remaining untapped oil and gas reserves. Sustainability must be prioritized over exploitation in the Arctic because the implications are global.
Protecting the Arctic ecosystem as new ocean, blue economy emerge
Sustainability is the key to getting it right from the beginning.Read more
Why it matters
Significant oil reserves lie offshore, in the Arctic's shallow and biologically productive shelf seas.
Oil spills from blowouts, pipeline leaks or shipping accidents pose a tremendous risk to Arctic ecosystems. Marine ecosystems are particularly vulnerable.
How we work
What happens in the Arctic doesn’t stay in the Arctic. The Arctic is warming faster than any other region on Earth, and the world is already feeling the effects.
A new Arctic needs new rules. As climate change causes the Arctic's ice to melt and new areas to open up, the region is facing unprecedented changes and serious threats.