The Production Gap Report: 2021

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Published 30th October 2021 by Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), United Nations Evvironment Programme (UNEP), Overseas Development Institute (ODI), International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and E3G. .

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This report first introduced and quantified the “production gap” in 2019, finding that the world’s governments planned to produce far more fossil fuels than consistent with their Paris Agreement commitment to limit global warming. Two years on, with the climate crisis clearer and more urgent than ever, governments continue to bet on extracting far more coal, oil, and gas than is consistent with agreed climate limits. Specifically, this report’s production gap analysis — the first full update since 2019 — finds that the world’s governments still plan to produce more than double the amount of fossil fuels in 2030 than would be consistent with limiting global warming to 1.5°C, and 45% more than consistent with limiting warming to 2°C.

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The Production Gap Report: 2021

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Research report

Published 30th October 2021 by Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), United Nations Evvironment Programme (UNEP), Overseas Development Institute (ODI), International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and E3G. .

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