Sustainability: “CO2 emissions keep rising” – EIA

The stark news that we’re bringing with us to the global climate conference this week is that carbon emissions from advanced economies are set to rise in 2018 for first time in five years. This is particularly worrisome for global efforts to meet the Paris Agreement. 

Our data shows that despite the strong growth in solar PV and wind, emissions have started to rise again in advanced economies, highlighting the need for deploying all technologies and energy efficiency,” said Dr Fatih Birol, the IEA’s Executive Director.

This turnaround should be another warning to governments as they meet in Katowice this week. Increasing efforts are needed to encourage even more renewables, greater energy efficiency, more nuclear, and more innovation for technologies such as carbon capture, utilisation and storage and hydrogen, for instance.”

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