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COP28 must address the planned fossil fuel production which is double global climate targets, UN Sec-Gen says.

If governments proceed to increase their oil, gas, and coal production as planned, the resulting emissions will push global warming beyond the Paris Agreement goal of a maximum 1.5 degrees Celsius by 2030, a new U.N.-led multi-agency report said.
The impending clash over the future of fossil fuels will take center stage when global leaders convene at the 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference, or COP28, in Dubai later this month.
The plan by fossil fuel-producing nations to expand coal, oil, and gas would twice overshoot the planet’s carbon budget and exceed by more than one-third the Paris Agreement goal, leading to a 2 degrees Celsius warming scenario, said the “2023 Production Gap Report” led by the U.N. Environment Programme (UNEP) and Stockholm Environment Institute.
The report, released on Wednesday, is “a startling indictment of runaway climate carelessness,” said U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres.
“Governments are literally doubling down on fossil fuel production; that spells double trouble for people and the planet,” it said.
Story by By Subel Rai Bhandari for RFA 2023.11.08 Bangkok, Thailand.
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  • Abraham Jok Atem

    31 w

    I concur with UN Sec Gen because this matter should be addressed seriously followed by actions

    • We Don't Have Time

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      • johnte ndeto

        36 w

        Cop28 should focus on fossil fuels eradication

      • George Kariuki

        36 w

        Governments must seize this opportunity and take bold action to reduce fossil fuel production and transition to clean energy.

      • Joseph Githinji

        36 w

        Really sad that a conference that should address the effects of fossil fuels towards the environment is perhaps going to support its production. This shouldn't be the case and the UN must continue being steadfast to ensure this doesn't happen.

      • walter lungayi

        36 w

        The UN Secretary-General's statement highlights the urgency of addressing planned fossil fuel production in order to meet global climate targets. It is alarming to know that current production plans are double what is needed to mitigate climate change. COP28, as a crucial international climate conference, must prioritize discussions and actions to curb fossil fuel production and transition towards cleaner and sustainable energy sources. This is essential for achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement and avoiding catastrophic consequences of climate change.

        • Princess

          34 w

          @walter_lungayi immediate action ought to be taken

        • Princess

          36 w

          COP28 should address and reduce the environmental impact of such practices, advocating for a more sustainable approach to energy production.

          • Munene Mugambi

            36 w

            Almost funny how the head of COP28 will be an oil executive

            • rosebellendiritu

              36 w

              @munene_mugambi I wonder what he will bring to the table,of course oil and gas debates and how they are not affecting the planet

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