A liquified natural gas (LNG) storage tank and workers are reflected in water at PetroChina’s receiving terminal at Rudong port in Nantong, Jiangsu province, China, in September, 2018. Photo: Reuters A liquified natural gas (LNG) storage tank and workers are reflected in water at PetroChina’s receiving terminal at Rudong port in Nantong, Jiangsu province, China, in September, 2018. Photo: Reuters
A liquified natural gas (LNG) storage tank and workers are reflected in water at PetroChina’s receiving terminal at Rudong port in Nantong, Jiangsu province, China, in September, 2018. Photo: Reuters
Christiana Figueres
Opinion

Opinion

Christiana Figueres

Gas, like coal, has no future as the world wakes up to climate emergency

  • The focus on coal has diverted attention away from carbon-producing fossil gas. Amid a raft of net-zero pledges, Asian countries and companies must put an end to the billions they continue to pour into gas and turn to greener energy options

A liquified natural gas (LNG) storage tank and workers are reflected in water at PetroChina’s receiving terminal at Rudong port in Nantong, Jiangsu province, China, in September, 2018. Photo: Reuters A liquified natural gas (LNG) storage tank and workers are reflected in water at PetroChina’s receiving terminal at Rudong port in Nantong, Jiangsu province, China, in September, 2018. Photo: Reuters
A liquified natural gas (LNG) storage tank and workers are reflected in water at PetroChina’s receiving terminal at Rudong port in Nantong, Jiangsu province, China, in September, 2018. Photo: Reuters
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Christiana Figueres

Christiana Figueres

Christiana Figueres is a founding partner of Global Optimism, author and co-presenter of Outrage + Optimism. She was executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) from 2010-2016, overseeing delivery of the landmark Paris Agreement.