The Fossil Fuel Cuts Database was created in 2018 by Philippe Le Billon and Nicolas Gaulin from the Department of Geography of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.
The Database is regularly updated, continuously expanding both the geographical and temporal scope of recorded fossil fuel cuts. It is our hope that the database will motivate academic research and advocacy seeking to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels.
When referenced, please cite:
Gaulin, N., & Le Billon, P. (2020). Climate change and fossil fuel production cuts: assessing global supply-side constraints and policy implications. Climate Policy, 20(8), 888-901.
The paper is available here.
Le Billon, P., & Kristoffersen, B. (February 2020). Just cuts for fossil fuels? Supply-side carbon constraints and energy transition. Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space, 52(6), 1072-1092.
Lujala, P., Le Billon, P. & Gaulin, N. (November 2022). Phasing Out Fossil Fuels: Determinants of Production Cuts and Implications for an International Agreement. Global Environmental Politics, 22:4, 95-128.
About the authors
Philippe Le Billon
Philippe Le Billon is a Professor at the University of British Columbia with the Department of Geography and the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs. Working on linkages between environment, development and security, he has published widely on natural resource governance and investigates socio-environmental relations and commodity networks linking spaces of exploitation, consumption and regulation. His publications include Oil (Polity Press, 2017 with Gavin Bridge) and Wars of Plunder: Conflicts, Profits and the Politics of Resources (Oxford UP, 2014).
Nicolas recently graduated with a Master's of Environmental Sciences from Wageningen University & Research in the Netherlands. He is currently a Global Coordinator for the Loss & Damage Youth Coalition, and is the former Executive Coordinator of the BCCIC Climate Change Branch. His MSc thesis focused on offshore oil and gas drilling bans in the Arctic, where he hopes to one day live.