The United States is teaming up with Canada, Norway, Qatar and Saudi Arabia to target net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the five countries, all of which are major oil and gas producers.

The countries, which together account for about 40% of global oil and gas production, jointly said on Friday they are establishing a “Net-Zero Producers Forum.”

The announcement followed President Biden’s pledge during the Leaders Summit on Climate that the United States is doubling its nationally determined contribution or NDC for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to a 50-52% reduction from 2005 levels by 2030.

“To achieve our global climate goals we need cooperation from all major emitters, including oil and gas producing nations, to identify and act on solutions to phase out...