UN / UNEP PRODUCTION GAP REPORT

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The UN Environment Programme released its Production Gap Report, which found that despite increased climate ambitions and net-zero commitments, governments still plan to produce more than double the amount of fossil fuels in 2030 than what would be consistent with limiting global warming to 1.5° Celsius." UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 20 OCTOBER 2021, NEW YORK CITY / FILE

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RECENT – NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior, United Nations Headquarters

20 OCTOBER 2021, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, spokesperson Farhan Haq walks up to press room podium
3. Wide shot, journalists
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General:
“The UN Environment Programme today released its Production Gap Report, which found that despite increased climate ambitions and net-zero commitments, governments still plan to produce more than double the amount of fossil fuels in 2030 than what would be consistent with limiting global warming to 1.5° Celsius. Over the next two decades, governments are collectively projecting an increase in global oil and gas production, and only a modest decrease in coal production. The report also shows that countries have directed over $300 billion in new funds towards fossil fuel activities since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic — more than they have towards clean energy. The Secretary-General said that the report shows there is still a long way to go to a clean energy future. He added that it is urgent that all remaining public financiers as well as private finance, including commercial banks and asset managers, switch their funding from coal to renewables to promote full decarbonization of the power sector and access to renewable energy for all.”
5. Wide shot, journalists
6. Wide shot, Haq at the podium

STORYLINE:

The UN Environment Programme today (20 Oct) released its Production Gap Report, which found that despite increased climate ambitions and net-zero commitments, governments still plan to produce more than double the amount of fossil fuels in 2030 than what would be consistent with limiting global warming to 1.5° Celsius.

United Nations spokesperson Farhan Haq told journalists in New York that over the next two decades, “governments are collectively projecting an increase in global oil and gas production, and only a modest decrease in coal production.”

The report, Haq said, also shows that “countries have directed over $300 billion in new funds towards fossil fuel activities since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic — more than they have towards clean energy.”

Secretary-General António Guterres, through the spokesperson, said that the report “shows there is still a long way to go to a clean energy future.”

He added, “it is urgent that all remaining public financiers as well as private finance, including commercial banks and asset managers, switch their funding from coal to renewables to promote full decarbonization of the power sector and access to renewable energy for all.”
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