According to the Central News Agency, the United Nations and four climate change research centers released a report on the 20th local time, the world has planned or prepared to carry out oil, gas and coal production, compared with the surface temperature than the pre-industrial level to raise no more than 2 degrees Celsius limit, more than 50 percent.
Ignoring the Paris climate agreement? Report: Global fossil fuel production far exceeds limit
It is reported that if the surface warming is limited to 1.5 degrees Celsius, the planned fossil fuel production will be more than double the limit. The 2015 Paris climate agreement calls for limiting global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius, possibly just 1.5 degrees Celsius.
Despite only 1 degree Celsius of warming so far, the world has seen a growing number of deadly heatwaves, floods and superstorms, which are more destructive as sea levels accelerate.
Researchers warn that “overinvestment” in coal, oil and gas supplies is directly in conflict with the goal of significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the coming decades.
A 2018 United Nations report says global carbon dioxide emissions must be reduced by 45 per cent by 2030 and “zero emissions” by 2050 if surface warming is to be curbed by just 1.5 degrees Celsius.
“For the first time, we showed how far the gap between the temperature targets in Paris and the production plans and policies of coal, oil and gas in various countries is huge,” said Raisarus, director of the U.S. Centre at the Stockholm Environment Institute. “
The report also said coal production and parisagreement targets fell the most. Countries plan to produce 150 per cent more coal by the end of 2030 than the warming curb allowed at 2 degrees Celsius and 280 per cent more than the 1.5 degrees Celsius allowed.