Big fossil fuel producers’ plans far exceed climate targets, U.N. says

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By Nina Chestney LONDON (Reuters) – Major economies will produce more than double the amount of coal, oil and gas in 2030 than is consistent with meeting climate goals set in the 2015 Paris accord to curb global warming, the United Nations and researchers said on Wednesday. The U.N. Environment Programme’s (UNEP) annual production gap report measures the difference between governments’ planned production of fossil fuels and production levels which are consistent with meeting the temperature limits set in Paris. Under the pact, nations have committed to a long-term goal of limiting average temp…

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