Connecting the dots: mapping references to fossil fuel production in national plans under the UNFCCC for the 2023 Global Stocktake

Fossil fuel production must wind down significantly to achieve the Paris Agreement’s long-term temperature goals. The climate community, however, has given little attention to how countries have addressed fossil fuel production in national communications to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). This report remedies this gap by reviewing nationally determined contributions (NDCs) and long-term low-emissions development strategies (LT-LEDS) countries submitted under the UNFCCC.