Greenpeace: We should move past the peak in global oil demand as soon as possible
Greenpeace is expanding the boundaries of its international Arctic program, Vladimir Chuprov told RIA Novosti on April 14. Chuprov is the head of the Energy Unit at Greenpeace Russia
"Greenpeace's Arctic program is expanding and setting a goal to stop oil extraction on the Arctic shelf and to ban the opening of new environmentally vulnerable regions to oil development. The aim of Greenpeace's global oil program is to move past the peak in world demand within a few years," Chuprov said.
Chuprov pointed out that Greenpeace activists in New Zealand are protesting projects by Statoil and Chevron. In addition, Greenpeace's offices in Europe have actively embarked on projects to reduce oil consumption in transport.
"The Arctic and the Russian North remain the geographic region where Greenpeace Russia's progress in preventing oil spills has been the most remarkable. We have been working hard with the indigenous peoples of the north and the local communities to give this program added scope," added Chuprov.
According to RIA Novosti, Greenpeace's Arctic program has been ongoing for several years, including in Russia.