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The Production Gap

The report measures the gap between governments' planned fossil fuel production and the global production levels consistent with the Paris Agreement.
Report October 19, 2021

How to Advance Sustainable Mining

Regulation of mining activities depends mainly on national frameworks and policies, but implementing good plans and practices remains problematic.
Long-form article October 18, 2021

The Paradox of Pledging: Is more flexibility enough?

With just weeks remaining until the UN climate talks in Glasgow and countries facing calls to show greater ambition, it's time to look at what we have learned from "bottom-up" approaches to environmental governance.
Long-form article October 15, 2021