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Ireland joins group of countries working to phase out oil and gas exploration

Ireland has joined a group of a small number of countries who have signed up to an initiative working to phase out oil and gas exploration.

The Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance (BOGA) was launched this afternoon at COP26.

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France, Greenland, Quebec, Sweden, Wales, California and New Zealand have also signed up to the initiative which was initiated by Denmark and Costa Rica.

Minister for Environment Eamon Ryan said: “It sends a powerful message that we are moving irrevocably away from fossil fuels towards a renewable future”.

“As a core member of BOGA, Ireland will lead by example and share our experience of legislation so that we can all move towards a fossil free future.”

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Ryan recently said it was “absolutely right” that Ireland signs up to the agreement due to the country’s decision to give no new licenses for oil and gas exploration.

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