OPINION: When the world gathers in Glasgow next month for the United Nations’ COP26 climate change talks, the oil and gas sector — like many other industries — will be expected to do more to slash emissions and pivot towards cleaner energy.

Some are racing ahead. Little more than a decade after the fatal Deepwater Horizon disaster and catastrophic oil spill sullied BP’s reputation, the UK supermajor is undeniably serious about reinventing itself by building a large portfolio of renewable energy projects.