International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association (IPIECA)

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Name of initiative IPIECA
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NAZCA Initiative No
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Starting year 1974
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Secretariat IPIECA, 14th Floor, City Tower

40 Basinghall Street, London EC2V 5DE, United Kingdom, Telephone: +44 (020) 7633 2388

Organisational structure IPIECA is governed by a General Committee of senior representatives from all IPIECA member companies and associations.The General Committee is supported by an Executive Committee, which is composed of 18 representatives from member companies and is responsible for the association's overall strategy and direction. It provides guidance on policy, work plans and priorities, budget and communications for IPIECA.

The work of IPIECA is supported by a number of specialist working groups through which members actively participate. These groups draw on the skills and experience of our international membership and operate with support from the IPIECA secretariat.

IPIECA currently has working groups in: biodiversity and ecosystem services, climate change, fuels and products, health, oil spill preparedness, reporting, social responsibility, and water.

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Geographical coverage Global, North America, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and The Caribbean, Africa, Western Europe, Eastern Europe
Name of lead organisation
Type of lead organisation International organisation
Location/Nationality of lead organisation United Kingdom


Description IPIECA is the global oil and gas industry association for environmental and social issues. Established in 1974 in response to the formation of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), IPIECA remains the industrys principal channel of communication with the UN.

IPIECA's Vision: An oil and gas industry whose operations and products meet society’s environmental and social performance expectations.

Objectives IPIECA operates globally and seeks to achieve its Vision by:

- Developing, sharing and promoting sound practices and solutions - Enhancing and communicating knowledge and understanding - Engaging members and others in the industry - Working in partnership with key stakeholders

Activities IPIECA helps the oil and gas industry improve its environmental and social performance by:

- Developing, sharing and promoting good practices. - Engaging the industry. - Providing the latest thinking on key issues. - Communicating industry actions. - Networking and partnerships. - Providing United Nations liaison.

One or two success stories achieved

Monitoring and Impacts

Function of initiative Technical dialogue, Political dialogue, Capacity building
Activity of initiative Knowledge production and innovation, Awareness raising and outreach, Training and education, Knowledge dissemination and exchange
Goals - Developing, sharing and promoting sound practices and solutions.

- Enhancing and communicating knowledge and understanding. - Engaging members and others in the industry. - Working in partnership with key stakeholders. IPIECA has four strategic themes: - Climate and Energy: Oil and gas industry’s role in meeting the world’s growing energy needs and addressing climate change risks. - Environment: Oil and gas industry responding to environmental challenges through risk management and innovation. - Oil Spill - Social Responsibility: Maximising the oil and gas industry's contribution to social and economic development

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How are you tracking progress of your initiative We have a four-year strategic plan cycle. Our current vision, mission and strategic intent provides a strong framework for delivering on our mandate to improve environmental and social performance across the four strategic themes.
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Participants Number Names
Members 53  
Companies 28 ADNOC (United Arab Emirates),BHP (Australia),BP (United Kingdom),Cheniere (USA),Chevron (USA),CNOOC (China),ConocoPhilips (USA),Cooperemos (Colombia),Eneos (Japan),Eni (Italy),INPEX (Australia),Kosmos (USA),Marathon Oil (USA),Murphy Oil Coppoation (USA),Nexen (South Korea),Neptune Energy (USA),Occidental Petroleum - Oxy (USA),Petroleum Development Oman - PDO (Oman),Pemex (Mexico),Petrobras (Brazil),PETRONAS (Malaysia),PTTEP (Thailand),Qatar Petroleum (Qatar),SUNCOR (USA),Total (France),Tullow Oil (Ghana),Wintershall (Germany),Woodside (Australia).
Business organisations 25 Baker Hughes (USA),  Schulumberger (Germany),  AIP (Australia),  Amexhi (Mexico),  Appea (Australia),  ARA (Oman),  Arpel (Germany),  Canadian Fuels (Canada),  Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers - CAPP (Canada),  Concawe (Belgium),  Fuels Europe (Belgium),  Halliburton (USA),  IBP India),  IOGP (United Kingdom),  Jamaica Private Power Company - JPCC (Jamaica),  MCDERMOTT (USA),  Norsk Olje and Gass (Norway),  Oil and Gas UK (United Kingdom),  Oil and Gas Denmark (Denmark),  PAJ (Japan),  PEPANZ (New Zealand),  Sapia (South Africa),  UKpia (United Kingdom),  VNPI (Netherlands),  World Petroleum Council (United Kingdom).
Research and educational organisations 0
Non-governmental organisations 0
National states 0
Governmental actors 0
Regional / state / county actors 0
City / municipal actors 0
Intergovernmental organisations 0
Financial Institutions 0
Faith based organisations 0
Other members 0
Supporting partners 0
Number of members in the years
Have only national states as participators No


Transport Agriculture Forestry Business Financial institutions Buildings Industry Waste Cities and subnational governments Short Term Pollutants International maritime transport Energy Supply Fluorinated gases Energy efficiency Renewable energy Supply chain emission reductions Adaptation Other Resilience Innovation Energy Access and Efficiency Private Finance
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Not only have national states as participators