The Sky’s Limit: Why the Paris Climate Goals Require a Managed Decline of Fossil Fuel Production.
Published by Oil Change International, in partnership with 14 organizations from around the world, in September of 2016.
This report discusses key findings by the authors that the potential carbon emissions from the oil, gas, and coal in the world’s currently operating fields and mines would take us beyond 2°C of warming. It focuses on the potential carbon emissions from developed reserves – where the wells are already drilled, the pits dug, and the pipelines, processing facilities, railways, and export terminals constructed. The report then goes on to offer key recommendations to Governments that no new fossil fuel extraction or transportation infrastructure should be built nor be granted any new permits for them.
Download full report here.