Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Global Oil And Gas Ambitions At Odds With Climate Targets — Irina Slav

The oil, gas, and coal production plans of some of the world's biggest oil, gas, and coal producers far exceed the emissions targets set in the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, a UN report has warned.

The report by the United Nations Environmental Program found that 15 big fossil fuel producers intended to produce 110 percent more oil, coal, and gas in 2030 than is consistent with the Paris Agreement's scenario for limiting rising temperatures to 1.5 degrees from the pre-industrial era, and 45 percent more than is consistent with the 2-degree scenario.

What's more, the world's big fossil fuel producers plan to continue raising oil and gas production over the next twenty years. On top of that, coal production is seen declining only marginally, according to the authors of the report. This is even more out of sync with Paris Agreement targets, the report warned....

Energy companies are being "realistic" in the sense that the political climate is such that there is no way to seriously address climate change through energy use.

Global Oil And Gas Ambitions At Odds With Climate Targets
Irina Slav


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Peter Pan said...

Build back better!

Peter Pan said...

2nd and 3rd links need to be 'rebuilt'.

Tom Hickey said...


Thanks. Fixed.