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Fossil fuel expansion – far from achieving climate target – Ekot News

– Until 2030, it is planned to produce at least twice what we can afford to meet the Paris commitments, says Mance Nilsson, CEO of the Stockholm Environment Institute.

Production Gap Report They examined existing plans worldwide to extract fossil fuels and compared them to scenarios of the United Nations Climate Panel to achieve the Paris Agreement’s goal of limiting global warming.

For example, the largest increases in coal production are planned in India and Russia and in oil and gas production in the United States and Saudi Arabia. Despite countries’ commitments and climate targets, global production is planned to increase 110 percent of what is possible to achieve the 1.5 degree target.

– Yes, she does not go together. And these fossil production plans are a very big part of today’s climate problem.

A large part of the world’s emissions Today comes from coal, oil and gas. To limit global warming to 1.5 degrees, greenhouse gas emissions must be halved by 2030. Thereafter they will continue to drop to net zero by 2050, which means the remaining emissions will be offset, according to the UN Climate Panel.

But globally, greenhouse gas emissions increased again this year after declining last year due to the pandemic, according to a report from the International Energy Agency (IEA).

Curves point in the wrong direction And the world’s politicians should limit fossil fuel production, says Mance Nelson, CEO of the Stockholm Environment Institute.

This is one of the biggest problems and a critical issue ahead of the climate negotiations in Glasgow.

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He believes that countries should report on how to cut production in the commitments made under the Paris Agreement. The agreement focuses on greenhouse gas emissions, not fossil fuel production.

– It’s about including fossil production in the national climate plans that are reported at these meetings. But today, unfortunately, fossil fuels are not mentioned at all in the Paris Agreement, for example.