- Targeting governments, international financing institutions and even some oil companies to reduce or eliminate direct, place-based threats to biodiversity from specific oil and gas projects and infrastructure
- Working to redirect large-scale investments into renewable energy, rather than into new hydrocarbon projects
- Working to protect the most important breeding grounds and spawning sites for marine species from the harmful effects of oil and gas development.
Arctic oil and gas
Oil spills, whether from blowouts, pipeline leaks or shipping accidents, pose a tremendous risk to arctic ecosystems. Marine ecosystems are particularly vulnerable.
Oil and Gas Officer, Global Arctic Programme
WWF Global Arctic Programme,
Spill cleanup is impossibleThere is currently no effective method for containing and cleaning up an oil spill in ice conditions.
Spill recovery is slowThe Arctic is characterised by a short productive season, low temperatures, and limited sunlight.
As a result, it can take many decades for Arctic regions to recover from habitat disruption, tundra disturbance and oil spills.