Production Gap Report 2019

20 November 2019

The Production Gap Report – produced by leading research organizations and the UN – is the first assessment of the gap between the targets of the Paris Agreement and countries’ planned production of coal, oil and gas.  It provides a new metric for assessing the world’s current pace of fossil fuel extraction and details the steps countries can take to align fossil fuel supply with Paris Agreement goals. This new report finds that the world is on track to produce far more coal, oil and gas than is consistent with limiting warming to 1.5°C or 2°C, creating a “production gap” that makes climate goals much harder to reach.  It is a report that calls for a sharpened, and long overdue, focus on fossil fuels.  Read more here.