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1972 UNEP ESTABLISHED

1972

United Nations Conference on the Human Environment in Stockholm establishes the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the central node for global environmental cooperation and treaty making.

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1974 IPIECA IS FORMED

1974

At the request of UNEP, the oil and gas industry launches IPIECA as the only global association on environmental issues involving both the upstream and downstream industry.

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1975 IPIECA ORGANISES MAJOR SEMINAR

1975

IPIECA organises a major seminar for its members, UNEP, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the World Health Organisation (WHO), the Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE) and the Commission of the European Communities (CEC).

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1977 PETROLEUM INDUSTRY & ENVIRONMENT

1977

IPIECA is a key contributor to a UNEP convened seminar ‘Petroleum Industry and Environment’, with over 200 participants from governments, the UN and international organisations.

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1979 GLOBAL OIL SHOCK

1979

The second global oil shock after the first in 1973.

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1981 UNEP MEETING

1981

Second UNEP Environmental Consultative Committee for the Petroleum Industry.

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1987 SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

1987

The Brundtland Commission issues its report, 'Our Common Future', which defines sustainable development as "development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."

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1987 WORKING GROUP

1987

Oil Spill Working Group formed.

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1988 WORKING GROUP

1988

Climate Change Working Group formed.

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1988 CLIMATE CHANGE

1988

UNEP and the World Meteorological Organisation establish the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to assess science, impact and response.

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1989 OIL SPILL

1989

Valdez oil spill in Alaska's Prince William Sound.

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1990 OPRC CONVENTION

1990

IPIECA and IMO cooperation begins following the Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response and Co-operation.

IPIECA sponsors the World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC) Biodiversity Map Library.

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1991 OIL SPILL REPORT MANUAL

1991

IPIECA launches the Oil Spill Report Series.

First of seven IMO/IPIECA oil spill and climate change seminars takes place in Indonesia.

First climate change workshop takes place in Rome, Italy.

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1991 CLIMATE CHANGE FRAMEWORK

1991

UN establishes the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee to develop a Framework Convention on Climate Change.

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1992 EARTH SUMMIT

1992

Rio de Janeiro hosts the 'Earth Summit’ launching the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development and Agenda 21. The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Convention on Biological Diversity are opened for signature.

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1994 WORKING TOGETHER

1994

IPIECA/IMO launch the video 'Working Together', demonstrating the importance of government and industry cooperation in oil spill preparedness and response.

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1991 OIL SPILL REPORT MANUAL

1995

Fuels and Products Working Group formed.

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1995 CLIMATE CHANGE REPORT

1995

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change releases second report.

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1996 SEA EMPRESS

1996

IPIECA/IMO Global Initiative launched in Africa.

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1997 KYOTO PROTOCOL

1997

The Kyoto Protocol to the UNFCCC is adopted which commits 192 Parties to internationally binding emission reduction targets.

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1998 AIR QUALITY TOOLKIT

1998

Urban air quality management toolkit launched.

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2000 DEVELOPMENT GOALS

2000

Eight Millennium Development Goals are adopted by UN member states.

The Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights are launched.

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2001 DECLARATION OF DAKAR

2001

IPIECA works with the World Bank, UNEP and NGOs to hold a conference where 25 sub-Saharan African governments sign the ‘Declaration of Dakar’ to phase-out leaded gasoline by 2005.

Health Committee formed.

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2001 GREENHOUSE GAS PROTOCOL

2001

The World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) release first edition of the "Greenhouse Gas Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard."

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2001 DECLARATION OF DAKAR

2002

Biodiversity and Social Responsibility Working Groups formed.
Human Rights Task Force created.

IPIECA-OGP launch World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) report for UNEP.

The Partnership for Clean Fuels and Vehicles is launched at WSSD.

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2002 RIO EARTH SUMMIT REVIEW

2002

World Summit on Sustainable Development held in Johannesburg to carry out a ten-year review of the 1992 Rio Earth Summit and reinvigorate global commitment to sustainable development.

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2003 SUSTAINABILITY REPORT

2003

IPIECA/API Reporting Task Force is established to develop Compendium of sustainability reporting practices and trends in the industry.

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2004 GHG EMISSIONS

2004

IPIECA and API introduce the first edition of Petroleum industry guidelines for GHG emissions.

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2007 CLIMATE WARMING REPORT

2007

Fourth IPCC Assessment Report states that warming of the climate is unequivocal.

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2008 OIL PRICE HITS RECORD HIGH

2008

Water Working Group formed.

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2010 GIRG FORMED

2010

In consequence of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill a Global Industry Response Group (GIRG) is formed. As an outcome IPIECA and OGP form the Oil Spill Response Joint Industry project, which manages GIRG’s recommendations.

Supply chain task force formed.

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2010 DEEPWATER HORIZON

2010

Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the gulf of Mexico.

Governments agree to establish an Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).

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2011 BUSINESS AND HUMAN RIGHTS

2011

Launch of The IPIECA Business and Human Rights Project and the Implementation Guidance Tool for the voluntary principles on security and human rights.

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2011 GOLDEN AGE OF GAS

2011

The UN Human Rights Council endorses the "Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights " Implementing the 'Protect, Respect and Remedy' Framework".

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2011 BUSINESS AND HUMAN RIGHTS

2012

IPIECA holds a side-event at Rio+20 titled, ‘The oil and gas industry and sustainable development’. IPIECA and OGP launch a series of factsheets looking at the contribution the industry makes to sustainable development.

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2012 SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT

2012

The UN Conference on Sustainable Development is held in Rio de Janeiro. Agreements include decision to define universal Sustainable Development Goals, establish a high level political forum to sustain the follow up to Rio+20 and strengthen UNEP.

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2013 TASK FORCE

2013

Launch of the IPIECA Water Management Framework.

Launch of the IPIECA-IMO Global Initiative for South East Asia

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2013 RECORD OIL DEMAND

2013

Global crude oil demand hits record 90 million barrels a day.

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2014 40TH ANNIVERSARY

2014

To commemorate 40 years of the assocatiation, IPIECA held its first 'IPIECA Week' convening members and stakeholders in a week long event to discuss the most pressing environmental and social issues for the oil and gas industry.

IPIECA hosts first in a series of peer-to-peer training workshops on managing biodiversity and ecosystem services in Houston, USA.

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2013 RECORD OIL DEMAND

2014

The IUCN World Parks Congress saw delegates from 160 countries join global efforts to set out a roadmap to safeguarding the planet's natural areas.

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2014 40TH ANNIVERSARY

2015

Launch of the IPIECA Community Grievance Mechanism toolbox.

Launch of the IPIECA-API-IOGP Oil and gas industry guidance on voluntary sustainability reporting.

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2013 RECORD OIL DEMAND

2015

The 21st meeting of the UNFCCC COP reached a legally binding agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, in response to the agreement IPIECA launched The Paris Puzzle: The pathway to a low-emissions future.

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2014 40TH ANNIVERSARY

2016

Launch of the IPIECA report Exploring low-emissions pathways: Advancing the Paris Puzzle.

Sustainable Development Goals Task Force formed.

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2013 RECORD OIL DEMAND

2016

The IMO agrees to set a Global Sulphur Cap in bunker fuels to 0.5% S by 2020.

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2014 40TH ANNIVERSARY

2017

Launch of the IPIECA-UNDP-IFC Mapping the oil and gas industry to the Sustainable Development Goals: An Atlas.

The Oil Spill Group celebrates 30 years of work.

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2014 40TH ANNIVERSARY

2018

IPIECA becomes an Associate Signatory to the Methane Guiding Principles to increase focus on reducing methane emissions across the natural gas value chain.

Launch of the IPIECA Community liaison officers team building and management guidance.

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2013 RECORD OIL DEMAND

2018

The CBD met for the 14th time to step up efforts to halt biodiversity loss and protect ecosystems. Alongside the meeting, IPIECA held a side event with IUCN and UNEP-WCMC to discuss the role of business in nature conservation, the importance of cross-sectoral collaboration and taking a risk-based approach to managing BES.

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2014 40TH ANNIVERSARY

2019

IPIECA celebrates its 45th anniversary.