The International Energy Agency has called for a dramatic shift away from fossil fuels to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.
China, Australia, India and Russia account for more than three quarters of the new coal mine projects, according to a study by U.S. think-tank Global Energy Monitor.
'Shifting incentives away from fossil fuels and investing in public infrastructure and jobs can halt the greenhouse emissions leading to climate warming.'
Some of the largest fossil fuel producers in the world, including Australia, China, Canada and the United States, are among those pursuing major expansions in fossil fuel supply.
Antarctic waters are protected by stringent regulations even though no cargo moves through the turbulent southern waters. But for the Arctic, the rules have been looser.
Driven by China and the US, new additions of renewable power capacity worldwide will increase to a record level of almost 200 gigawatts this year, a report says.
The FFCO2 emission is estimated to have decreased by about 20 per cent during January-February 2020 as a result of the measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The development finance institutions in Europe would also ensure that all investment portfolios achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 at the latest.
If elected, Biden is expected to quickly reinstate the legal basis for California's zero-emission vehicle rules.
In India, the transport sector is the third-most greenhouse gas emitting sector, with the major contribution coming from road transport.