Alliance links up with Equitable Origin

The First Nations LNG Alliance has a new Memorandum of Understanding and Cooperation with Equitable Origin, a non-profit that certifies natural gas produced to higher social and environmental standards, and supports Indigenous interests.

The Alliance and EO will work together to support more equitable and sustainable development of energy resources, including LNG development.

Equitable Origin seeks to reduce the social and environmental impact of energy projects by requiring companies to use external and independent assessment to benchmark their performance against the EO100™ Standard, throughout the life of a project.

Canadian gas production certified by EO includes natural gas from:

Alliance CEO Karen Ogen: “Equitable Origin is a champion of Indigenous rights, and of the principle and practice of Free, Prior and Informed Consent. And among its natural-gas certifications is the supply of gas to the Haisla-led Cedar LNG.

“The Alliance looks forward to working with Equitable Origin as we both press for LNG development that enables Indigenous partnerships, supports Indigenous interests, and protects the environment.”

And from Jason Switzer, EO’s CEO: “Equitable Origin’s standards strive to rigorously differentiate energy projects that deliver more benefits to communities and that go further in reducing negative impacts.

“We look forward to working with and learning from FNLNGA as they aim to ensure projects meet the needs of Indigenous communities and their member Nations.”

Graphic: Equitable Origin logo

(Posted here 31 May 2024)

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