From Cosmos (9/11/23)…
While the world burns Govts continue planning fossil fuel use
Governments around the world are planning more than twice the fossil fuel production in 2030 than what we would be needed to keep warming under 1.5 degrees.
This is according to a report published by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and an international team of researchers focusing on projected estimates of coal, oil, and gas.
“Governments’ plans to expand fossil fuel production are undermining the energy transition needed to achieve net-zero emissions, throwing humanity’s future into question,” said Inger Andersen, Executive Director of UNEP.
“Powering economies with clean and efficient energy is the only way to end energy poverty and bring down emissions at the same time.”
In its evaluation, titled the Production Gap Report, the researchers highlighted that while 17 out of the 20 countries investigated have pledged to achieve net-zero – normally by 2050 – the researchers suggest these aren’t going nearly far enough.
According to the report, none of the countries have committed to reducing coal, gas and oil production in line with a maximum of 1.5 degrees of warming.