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Make New Fossil Fuel Projects Taboo to Meet Paris Goals, New Report Urges

Having proven that the world has enough fossil fuel projects to meet demand until 2050, researchers say a global norm against new projects—similar to the taboo against nuclear testing—would help phase down fossil fuels and achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement. In a policy paper for the journal Science, authors from University College London and the Winnipeg-based International Institute for Sustainable Development build the case for such a norm in three steps.

June 4, 2024

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