Greenpeace: Point of No Return

assetThumbnailIn a report released in January 22, Greenpeace provides information about the environmental effects of large new fossil fuel extraction projects around the world. Ecofys contributed to the report by analysing 14 of the largest projects ranging from coal expansion in Australia, China, the US and Indonesia, to expansion of oil production in the tar sands of Canada, the Arctic and Brazil to new gas production in the Caspian Sea and the US.

The analysis shows that by 2020 these 14 projects will increase CO2emissions by 6.34 gigatonnes a year. The yearly CO2 emissions from these projects would be higher than the total US emissions and risk locking in catastrophic global warming.


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