Useful Global Summary – We need 6% less fossil fuels production each year from NOW

A new report from the Stockholm Environment Institute finds that the COVID-19 recovery marks a potential turning point, where countries must change course to avoid locking in levels of coal, oil, and gas production far higher than consistent with a 1.5°C limit.

Countries and corporations plan to increase their fossil fuel production by 2% per year over the next decade, even as research shows that the world needs to decrease fossil fuel production by 6% per year to limit global warming to 1.5°C, according to the 2020 Production Gap Report.     

Watch a 1.5 min video clip explainer: https://youtu.be/m6-HU3oS0nY
Read more: UN Chief António Guterres Pleads for Stronger Climate Policies to End ‘Suicidal’ Addiction to Fossil Fuels 

UN Chief Antonio Guterres’ full speech on the State of the Planet at Columbia University: https://youtu.be/2BpFEoGK4jU?t=338

Bill McKibben’s regular column in the New York Times