UN says fossil fuel projects wrecking climate goals

Approaching 2030, far more oil, gas and coal is set for extraction than allowed by the Paris agreement.

Photo: David Gray/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix

Globally, far too much fossil fuel production is planned ahead of 2030 for the temperature target of the Paris Climate Accord to be met, says the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Wednesday as cited by news agency Reuters.

According to UNEP, the world's nations will put out 45 percent more oil, coal and natural gas than allowed by the Paris agreement's goal of keeping global warming below an average of 2 degrees Celsius.

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