New Open Source Database Tracks Global Fossil Fuel Emissions

The new Global Registry of Fossil Fuels is the “first-ever comprehensive, independent, policy-neutral and fully open source database that demonstrates the scale of CO2 emissions associated with each country's national reserves and production.” 

It provides data from “more than 50,000 oil, gas and coal fields in 89 countries,” reports APnews. The public database “covers 75% of global reserves, production and emissions, and is available for public use, a first for a collection of this size.”

The registry uses “fully open source data combined with a new cutting-edge emissions conversion model,” according to Carbon Tracker, to help governments and policymakers answer the critical question of how to transition away from fossil fuels.

Read more at Carbon Tracker.  

See also:
How to Fight Climate Change with Open Source
Latest IPCC Climate Report Calls for Urgent Action
OS-Climate Releases 3 Tools for Tackling Climate Change
 

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