Governments are being urged to stop granting new permits for coal, oil, and gas extraction, 10 nations are the ones producing more than three-quarters of the biggest CO2-emitting sites.
While the focus is often on major energy companies, the responsibility for coal extraction projects also lies with` the states that authorize drilling. A small number of governments have control over most carbon bombs, which are the 422 extraction sites identified by researchers as having the greatest potential for greenhouse gas emissions throughout their lifecycle. According to data compiled by NGOs Data for Good and Eclaircies as part of the CarbonBombs.org investigation, these mega coal, oil, and gas extraction sites are concentrated in ten countries alone, accounting for over three-quarters of them. The investigation was revealed by Le Monde and a consortium of international media outlets on Tuesday, October 31.
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