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CO₂ emissions

Carbon emissions from energy use fell by 6.3%, to their lowest level since 2011. As with primary ‎energy, this was the largest decline since the end of World War II
Carbon emissions

Until last year, carbon emissions had continued their unrelenting rise, broadly in line with the policy ‎intentions that had been declared prior to the Paris meeting. Importantly, there was no sign of the ‎decisive shift envisaged by the ‘less than 2˚C’ purple scenario.


The COVID-induced fall in carbon ‎emissions last year put emissions closer to the 2-degree pathway, but there is a ‎good chance that much of that dip proves transitory. ‎