In the Paris Agreement, countries are obligated to limit the rise in average temperature to less than two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, in an attempt to limit it even further, to 1.5 degrees Celsius, which is impossible given what the document now revealed indicates United nations.
The world’s 15 largest producers of fossil fuels plan to produce, by 2030, 110% more fossil fuels than would be consistent with the pact to limit warming to 1.5°C, and 45% more than the 2°C target.
The countries analyzed in the report are Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Norway, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and United States.
Earlier this year, researchers from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned of the danger to humanity if the temperature rose more than 1.5 degrees Celsius this century. And they warned that for that not to happen, carbon emissions would have to be cut by about 45% by 2030.
This UN report is known a few days before the meeting, in Glasgow, of representatives of nearly 200 countries for the climate negotiations – COP26. An initiative aimed at strengthening the measures to combat global warming in the 2015 Paris Agreement, but every day it seems increasingly doomed to failure.
In fact, looking at this UN document, these 15 mentioned countries are moving in the opposite direction, in other words, to increase fossil fuel production.