Corporate Citizenship practiced by ExxonMobil is wrongly focused.

In a paradigm for life, it rightly
includes collaboration and cooperation on solutions that unite the oil & gas competitive community.
Oil, gas industry launches ‘immediate-impact’ plan to slash global warming emissions
23 September 2014 – Multinational oil and gas companies, major producing States and over two dozen
cities today joined forces to slash methane emissions in a partnership that can have an immediate impact
in reducing global warming as part of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s strategy to tackle
climate change.
“I am so glad to see concrete initiatives that will help reduce the release of short-lived climate pollutants
into the atmosphere,” Mr. Ban said of the Oil and Gas Methane Partnership launched on the same day that
he is hosting the largest-ever summitsummit of world leaders on climate change at UN Headquarters in
New York.
“These announcements show how Governments, corporations and civil society can work together to reduce
emissions.”
Short-lived climate pollutants, including methane, black carbon (soot), and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), are
responsible for a substantial portion of the increase in global temperatures and efforts to reduce them can
have immediate impact in slowing the rise in global temperatures expected over the next 35 years by as
much as 0.6°C while benefiting people’s health and the production of food.
Douglas Grandt <answerthecall@icloud.com>
To: Rex Tillerson <Rex.W.Tillerson@ExxonMobil.com>, David Rosenthal <David.S.Rosenthal@exxonmobil.com>
Collaboration & Cooperation within the competitive community give new life

September 24, 2014 3:54 AM
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Significant action is needed especially by the oil and gas sector which is responsible for more than 20 per
cent of the world’s methane emissions, second only to the agriculture sector.
Industry partners include ENI of Italy; Petróleos Mexicanos or Pemex; the U.S. gas company Southwestern
Energy; Norway’s Statoil Group; BG Group, the former British Gas, and Thailand’s oil and gas company, PTT.
Governments which have signed on include those from major oil and gas producing countries, such as
Mexico, Nigeria, Norway, Russia and the United States.
One of the planks in the strategy seeks to reduce pollutants from municipal solid waste and over 25 cities
committed to carry out quantifiable plans of action to cut them by 2020. The network is anticipated to
expand to 50 cities by next year with the goal of 150 cities by 2020, and eventually to include 1,000 cities.
Solid waste landfills are the third-largest human-caused source of methane, making up about 11 per cent
of estimated global methane emissions.
The transportation sector contributes roughly 22 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions and about
19 per cent of emissions of black carbon (soot), a powerful pollutant with significant adverse health
impacts, and the Plan seeks to slash emissions here with green freight programmes in key countries and
regions, particularly in developing economies where freight growth is projected to expand rapidly.
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INDUSTRY
Oil & Gas Climate Initiative
Action Statement
Provisional copy



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EMBARGOED UNTIL 11:30 AM EDT 23 September 2014

Industry Leaders, including Energy Companies, Forge
Partnerships to Advance Climate Solutions and Reduce Short-
Lived Climate Pollutants

More than Two Dozen Cities Commit to Reduce Methane Emissions from Solid Waste

New York, 23 September – Multinational oil and gas companies have joined forces with governments
and international environmental organizations to cut the emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse
gas produced by the oil and gas industry, as part of the Oil & Gas Methane Partnership. Launched at
today’s Climate Summit, this Partnership is under the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-
Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC).

Partners of the Oil & Gas Methane Partnership include: ENI of Italy; Petróleos Mexicanos or Pemex; the
U.S. gas company Southwestern Energy; Norway’s Statoil Group; BG Group, the former British Gas, and
Thailand's oil and gas company, PTT. The Natural Resources Defense Council and Environmental
Defense Fund have also signed onto the initiative, as have governments from major oil and gas
producing countries, including Mexico, Nigeria, Norway, The Russian Federation and the United States.

This announcement was one of five made today by industry leaders, governments and civil society
organizations working to help reduce the production of short-lived climate pollutants and advance
climate solutions from several industry sectors. The Industry Action Area Session laid out new and
concrete plans to reduce these pollutants in oil and gas production, freight transportation, industries
using hydrofluorocarbons, and municipal solid waste disposal.

“I am so glad to see concrete initiatives that will help reduce the release of short-lived climate pollutants
into the atmosphere,” said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. “These announcements show how
governments, corporations and civil society can work together to reduce emissions.”

Short-lived climate pollutants, including methane, black carbon (soot), and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs),
are responsible for a substantial portion of the increase in global temperatures. International efforts to
reduce these pollutants can have immediate impact and slow the increase in global temperatures
expected over the next 35 years by as much as 0.6°C while benefiting people’s health and the
production of food. Significant action is needed especially by the oil and gas sector which is
responsible for more than 20 per cent of the world’s methane emissions, second only to the agriculture
sector.

Oil & Gas Methane Partnership: The Oil & Gas Methane Partnership gives companies a systematic, cost-
effective way to reduce their methane emissions and transparently demonstrate the impact of their
actions to stakeholders. The steering group includes the companies listed above, with other energy
companies expected to join, plus the Environmental Defense Fund and the governments of France,
Norway, the United Kingdom and the United States.



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The International Energy Agency has identified upstream methane emissions as one of four key
mitigation opportunities that can be used before 2020 with existing technologies, and the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency estimates that U.S. companies in the Methane Partnership could cut
their methane emissions from upstream operations in half.

“We see the CCAC Oil and Gas Methane Partnership as a very good platform for sharing good
practises on how to manage and reduce emissions,” said Helge Lund, Chief Executive Officer of Statoil
Group. “Our significant methane reduction achievement on the Norwegian Continental Shelf will form
the basis for our contribution to this joint effort by partners from industry, government and civil society.
This Partnership will further our ambition to remain among the most carbon-efficient oil and gas
producers globally.”

Oil and Gas Climate Initiative: A second industry-led and voluntary initiative – the Oil and Gas Climate
Initiative – was announced by Saudi Aramco on behalf of others engaged in the initiative, including BG
Group, Eni, PEMEX and TOTAL. This diverse group of national and international oil companies, which
compose a significant share of global oil and gas production, committed to be “part of the climate
solution”. They aim to build a platform to share best practices within the industry, address key climate
risks, and catalyse meaningful action and coordination on climate change. While in its beginning
phase, the initiative aims to focus in areas where work is underway, such as energy access, renewable
energy, energy efficiency, reduction of gas flaring and methane emissions, among others – followed by
regular reporting on ongoing efforts.

Reducing Short-Lived Climate Pollutants from Municipal Solid Waste: More than 25 cities committed to
develop and carry out quantifiable plans of action to reduce short-lived climate pollutants from the
waste sector by 2020. The network is anticipated to expand to 50 cities by next year with the goal of 150
cities by 2020, and eventually to include 1,000 cities.

Solid waste landfills are the third-largest human-caused source of methane, making up about 11 per
cent of estimated global methane emissions. The waste sector is also a significant source of black
carbon (soot) as uncollected or illegally landfilled waste is burned and waste is transported by outdated
heavy-duty vehicles. The World Bank projects that municipal solid waste streams will nearly double
worldwide by 2025.

“Penang is proud to contribute to the global effort to address climate change through innovative
solutions to this complex problem,” said Maimunah Mohd Sharif, Mayor of Penang, Malaysia. “Over the
past few years we have been encouraging the diversion of organic waste away from the landfill and
toward useful products such as compost and soil amenders. We are also encouraging waste separation
at source and the establishment of zero waste communities. We are ready to lead!”

“The Climate and Clean Air Coalition has an important role to play in the next five years. We will raise
the awareness and increase concrete action across sectors to address air quality as a public health,
climate and development issue,” said Helena Molin Valdes, Head of the CCAC Secretariat. “We
implement transformative initiatives in key polluting sectors, some of which are being launched here at
the Climate Summit: the oil and gas methane partnership, the global green freight action plan,
methane and black carbon reductions from waste and agriculture, and use of alternatives to HFCs. The
technologies are there. We are keeping our foot to the accelerator and working hard to act now!”


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Global Green Freight Action Plan: Global corporate leaders such as Deutsche Post, DHL and IKEA, and
green freight programs such as Green Freight Europe and Eco Stars launched the Global Green Freight
Action Plan today. This Plan is a new global coordinating mechanism that includes the support of more
than 20 countries and about two dozen leading NGOs, multinational and intergovernmental
organizations that aims to align and enhance existing efforts toward cleaner freight delivery.

The Action Plan will identify ways to incorporate black carbon, particulate matter and other air
pollutant emission reduction calculations into green freight programs, and expand or improve individual
programs in key countries and regions, particularly in developing economies where freight growth is
projected to expand rapidly. By implementing the Action Plan, firms that ship or carry freight locally,
nationally or internationally can use globally standardized, benchmarking tools and methods to
optimize freight efficiency throughout their supply chains.

The transportation sector contributes roughly 22 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions and about
19 per cent of emissions of black carbon (soot), a powerful pollutant with significant adverse health
impacts. The heavy-duty vehicles used in freight transportation in particular have a significant impact
on climate and air quality, and vehicle activity is projected to grow significantly in the coming decades,
particularly in emerging economies which brings extra value to green freight programs such as this.

“Companies are always looking for ways to save fuel and reduce cost. Lack of knowledge and global
standards often prevents them from implementing smart technologies and other measures,” said Sophie
Punte, Executive Director of the Smart Freight Centre, a global organization promoting a more
environmentally sustainable and competitive freight sector. “National green freight programs are a
critical piece of the puzzle to make freight smarter. This initiative is an important step towards a more
efficient and environmentally sustainable global freight sector.”

Phasing Down HFCs: Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) are highly potent man-made greenhouse gases used
as replacements for ozone-depleting substances in industrial sectors, including refrigeration, air
conditioning and insulation. They are the fastest-growing greenhouse gases in the world, increasing by
10 per cent to 15 per cent annually in some countries.

More than 20 countries and 10 international organizations today announced their support to begin
formal negotiations of an amendment to phase down the production and consumption of HFCs under
the Montreal Protocol, while emissions accounting and reporting would remain under the United
Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) – stressing the need to begin formal
negotiations in November 2014.

Supporters of the Joint Statement Phasing Down Climate Potent HFCs also commit to promote public
procurement of climate-friendly low, global-warming-potential (GWP) alternatives and welcome
complementary private sector-led efforts, including the formation of a Global Cold Food Chain Council
and a Global Refrigerant Management Initiative on HFCs, with a goal of reducing global emissions by
30 per cent to 50 per cent within 10 years.

These announcements forms part of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s call to keep
global temperature increases to less than two degrees Celsius by reducing emissions, moving money,
pricing pollution, strengthening resilience and mobilizing new coalitions. This is one of eight areas


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identified as critical and further developed during the Abu Dhabi Ascent, a two-day meeting held in the
United Arab Emirates in May 2014.

View the Joint Action Statements and Action Plans for the Industry Action Area at
http://www.un.org/climatechange/summit/action-areas/ to learn the details of the commitments and
the partners.

Websites:
http://www.unep.org/ccac
http://www.un.org/climatechange/summit

Hashtag: #climate2014

Contacts: Marion Davis, +1 617 245 0895, marion.davis@sei-us.org; Keith Collins, +41 76 703 53 33;
keith.collins@unep.org; or Sandra Cavalieri, +1 406 551 3191, Sandra.Cavalieri@unep.org.