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Five countries responsible for 51% of planned oil and gas expansion
Analysis shows just 20 countries are responsible for nearly 90% of carbon dioxide pollution threatened by new oil and gas extraction projects between 2023 and 2050, with the United States, Canada, Australia, Norway, and the United Kingdom accounting for a majority.
If these 20 countries followed the call from UN Secretary General Guterres to stop new oil and gas fields and licensing, the equivalent to the lifetime carbon pollution of 1,100 new coal plants would be kept in the ground.
The United States is the main polluter, accounting for more than one-third of planned global oil and gas expansion through 2050.
Oil and gas expansion by the 20 countries would make it impossible to hold temperature rise to 1.5°C.