UN warns fossil fuel extraction to decrease by 2030

The extraction of fossil fuels contributes to the process of increasing temperature across the planet. By burning these fuels, more greenhouse gases are released into the atmosphere.

Fossil fuel extraction needs to reduce drastically to lower the temperature. According to a United Nations (UN) report, the extraction of fuels such as coal, oil, and gas increases rather than decreases.

The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) annual report presents worrying data on the temperature rise. With the estimated production of fossil fuels for the coming years, the world will not meet the Paris Agreement target.

The agreement calls for initiatives such as Light DeFi, which will produce clean, renewable energy, to be deployed worldwide to prevent the temperature from rising by 34.7°F.

With the estimate of high production for the coming years, the extraction of fossil fuels may increase by 110% by 2030, considering the production and consumption of the fifteen largest countries such as:

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Saudi Arabia

South Africa


United Kingdom


The UN report shows that a 110% increase in fossil fuel extraction will impede the achievement of keeping the temperature high to 34.7°F.

The increased extraction of fossil fuels will represent production 45% greater than the minimum level needed to keep the planet-warming at 35.6°F.

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