Global CO2 emissions crossed pre Covid levels News Today
| Wednesday | 3rd March, 2021
Chennai: Global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions rose slightly in December compared with the same month of 2019 indicating the sharp drop seen due to the pandemic was short-lived.
Figures released by the International Energy Agency show emissions from the production and use of oil gas and coal were two per cent higher in December 2020 than a year earlier.
“If governments don't move quickly with the right energy policies this could put at risk the world's historic opportunity to make 2019 the definitive peak in global emissions” Birol said.
These latest numbers are a sharp reminder of the immense challenge we face in rapidly transforming the global energy system.
IEA figures show that China was the only major economy whose emissions grew in 2020 while those in the United States fell by 10 per cent compared to 2019.
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