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Global emissions

LATEST IN GLOBAL EMISSIONS

Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya

Eradicating ‘extreme poverty’ would raise global emissions by less than 1%

Lifting hundreds of millions of people out of “extreme poverty” – where they live on less than US$1.90 per day – would drive a global increas... Read More

People | Feb 14. 2022.
Soy plantation in Amazon rain forest, Brazil

Global CO2 emissions have been flat for a decade, new data reveals

Global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from fossil fuels and cement have rebounded by 4.9% this year, new estimates suggest, following a Covid-related... Read More

Global emissions | Nov 4. 2021.
Natural gas is flared off as oil is pumped in the Bakken shale formation, North Dakota, USA

Guest post: The Global Methane Pledge needs to go further to help limit warming to 1.5C

At the COP26 summit in Glasgow today, US president Joe Biden and European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen officially launched the Global Me... Read More

COP26 Glasgow | Nov 2. 2021.
People wearing protective masks are seen at a busy street in Manila, March 2021

UNEP: Current climate commitments are ‘weak promises, not yet delivered’

Despite stronger climate policy and higher ambition in the latest national pledges, there is still a large gap between near-term commitments under th... Read More

Global emissions | Oct 26. 2021.
Halifax in the early 1900s

Analysis: Which countries are historically responsible for climate change?

Historical responsibility for climate change is at the heart of debates over climate justice. History matters because the cumulative amount of car... Read More

Emissions | Oct 5. 2021.
A hot steel billet is removed from furnace as a cold billet waits in foreground

Guest post: These 553 steel plants are responsible for 9% of global CO2 emissions

The iron and steel industry is responsible for 11% of global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and will need to change rapidly to align with the world... Read More

Guest posts | Jun 29. 2021.
Atmosphere-with-clouds-and-rainbow

Explication: Le réchauffement climatique s'arrêtera-t-il dès que les émissions nettes seront nulles?

Les médias affirment souvent que le monde est confronté à un "réchauffement déjà acté pour l’avenir” en raison des émissions passées, ce... Read More

Emissions | May 7. 2021.
Atmosphere-with-clouds-and-rainbow

Explainer: Will global warming ‘stop’ as soon as net-zero emissions are reached?

Media reports frequently claim that the world is facing “committed warming” in the future as a result of past emissions, meaning higher temperatu... Read More

Emissions | Apr 29. 2021.
Earth-atmosphere-and-night-sky

Met Office: Atmospheric CO2 now hitting 50% higher than pre-industrial levels

Carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere is now reaching levels 50% higher than when humanity began large-scale burning of fossil fuels during the indu... Read More

Guest posts | Mar 16. 2021.
Factory workers in Tongcheng, China, on 17 November 2020. Credit: Costfoto / Alamy Stock Photo.

分析:中国二氧化碳排放量在2020年下半年飙升4%

虽然中国的二氧化碳排放在上半年的疫情管控期间同比下降了3%,但该数值在下半年却超额增长,攀升了4%以上。... Read More

China Policy | Mar 8. 2021.
Factory workers in Tongcheng, China, on 17 November 2020. Credit: Costfoto / Alamy Stock Photo.

Analysis: China’s CO2 emissions surged 4% in second half of 2020

A surge in China's output of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the second half of last year pushed the country’s emissions above their 2019 total, despite th... Read More

China Policy | Mar 1. 2021.
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