The Greta Effect: Global CO2 Emissions Increased By 1.9% In 2018

  • Date: 23/10/19

Global CO2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion and processes increased by 1.9% in 2018 compared with 2017, according to a report from the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC).

Source: Joint Research Centre (European Commission)

The Fossil CO2 & GHG emissions for all world countries report presents the latest updates from the Emission Database for Global Atmospheric Research (EDGAR) tool developed by the JRC as part of efforts to support climate negotiations and policy impact evaluation.

The emission data provided by EDGAR comprises CO2 emissions from 1970 to 2018, as well as non-CO2 greenhouse gas emissions quantified up to 2015.

According to the report, global greenhouse gas emissions have grown steadily since the beginning of the 21st century, with CO2 emissions from the power industry increasing by 82% since 1990.

The largest increases in emissions between 2017 and 2017 were found in India, which saw increases of 7.2%, followed by Russia (3.5%), the US (2.9%) and China (1.5%).

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