Impact

We see our influence and impact when the governments use the knowledge acquired through our work to raise ambitions and improve policies to ensure they develop their non-renewable resources in a manner that:

  • Reduces carbon lock-in and transition risks
  • Brings measurable improvements in the sector’s Co2 emissions and methane intensity for wider environmental benefit
  • Increases national energy access, in particular clean energy
  • Manages national expectations about potential windfalls
  • Increases transparency on the above, to enable their publics to understand what is at stake and hold their governments to account.

Numbers trained over 4 years

Emissions management 165>
Energy transition 112>
Government review of field development plans 90>
Communications and public engagement 53>
Immediate impact of our training on emissions management
All participating countries indicated that they would take action to integrate emissions into sector strategies and governance – especially methane
100% uptake on the importance of oil and gas emissions visibility and reductions across all countries
Each country developed a draft action plan for managing and lowering emissions
Next step > Move to implementation with our emissions labs

An independent evaluation of the New Producers for Sustainable Energy in 2022 (at the time under the banner of the New Producers Group) concluded:

NPG’s work is impactful. “The worth and significance members attach to NPG, and each other, has stimulated changes in the behaviours of and relationships among them that are precipitating important reforms in the regulatory environment to better manage hydrocarbon resources.”

Aiming for a net-zero sector

Emission labs: The NP4SE is working with several of its member countries to build capacity to implement policy reform on emissions management, to integrate appropriate processes and technologies at the project level to mitigate and avoid Scope 1 and 2 emissions, and to identify low carbon projects that meet the sustainable development goals of these countries and compensate for residual, hard-to-abate petroleum sector emissions.

Transition labs: We will also support countries with the development of transition plans that map out how they will exit the petroleum sector and move toward a low carbon economy.

We trained 250 officials on these issues in the last 3 years.

Ebenezer Harmah of Ghana’s Petroleum Commission describes what lessons he took from our training on emissions management in 2023.

More coordinated

Over the last four years, we have worked to foster intra-government coordination for more climate resilient strategies. This is reflected in our network of 800 government officials across petroleum, environment, climate, energy, and finance agencies in 25 countries. Also, 75% of participants in our training on “Aligning Petroleum, Climate, Energy and Development Goals” identified new points of inter-agency coordination. Similar progress on coordination was achieved through our trainings and workshops on emissions.

Responsive and respected

Our influence and impact derives from being responsive to the concerns of member countries as well as offering an independent, credible analysis of the evolving policy-making context. The 2022 independent evaluation of the initiative concluded:

NPG is offering a valued, unique and highly relevant service to members

NPG is agile and responsive to members needs and is highly respected in the industry

NPG offers exceptional Value for Money. “Our analysis comparing the actual costs of providing NPG outputs with the cost from the private sector suggests that the project is highly economic. NPG unit costs are between one-tenth and one-half of the commercial cost of providing the service to members.”