The climate plans of major oil and gas companies operating in Canada rank among the worst worldwide and will accelerate the climate crisis rather than help Canada and the world limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius (ºC), according to a new report launched at the UN Climate Change Conference.
The next president and Congress should reinstate the crude export ban in tandem with policies to ensure a just and equitable transition away from fossil fuels. A reimplementation of the ban would therefore require an ambitious and well-funded energy policy to prioritize justice and equity for workers and frontline and Indigenous communities in the necessary transition away from fossil fuels.
According to UNEP, collective ambition must increase more than fivefold over current levels to deliver the cuts needed over the next decade for the 1.5°C goal, or put another way, global greenhouse gas emissions need to fall by 7.6 per cent each year between 2020 and 2030.
“There is no sign of a slowdown, let alone a decline, in greenhouse gases concentration in the atmosphere despite all the commitments under the Paris Agreement on Climate Change”.
Since taking office, the Trump administration has offered close to 378 million acres of public lands and waters for oil and gas leasing, which is more acreage than any other administration in history.
The proposed Jordan Cove LNG export terminal and Pacific Connector pipeline would be a substantial source of climate pollution for decades to come. This briefing provides an estimate of the project lifecycle emissions and provides the climate rational for rejecting the proposed project.
A new report released by Oil Change International details, for the first time, the full accounting of greenhouse gas emissions that would result from the proposed Jordan Cove LNG Export terminal and Pacific Connector fracked gas Pipeline project in Oregon.
New research published today and presented at the UN climate talks in Bonn, predicts that following three years of almost no growth, the burning of fossil fuels will reach a record high this year.
The Obama and Trudeau announcement of an oil/gas development ban in Arctic/Atlantic waters was huge, but how each country explained it reveals a major rift.
Instead of actually decreasing, the gap between the reduction in carbon dioxide that governments have committed to and the cuts that scientists say are necessary has widened.