GISERA and conflict of interest
A fundamental conflict of interest underlies the Gas Industry Social and Environmental Alliance (GISERA), making it an inappropropriate organisation to undertake research to evaluate the social and environmental impacts of unconventional gas development.
What is GISERA?
The Gas Industry Social and Environmental Research Alliance (GISERA) is an alliance agreement between the five biggest unconventional gas companies in Australia (Australia Pacific LNG, Origin Energy, QGC, AGL and Santos) and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO).
Conflict of interest:
The five main Queensland gas companies provide over half of of GISERA’s funding. GISERA now also revieves funding from federal and state governments. Government funding has made up 23 percet of GISERA’s funding to date.