Policy & Regulation

Global CO2 emissions return to growth

Global emissions of carbon dioxide are forecast to increase in 2017 for the first time in four years.
By Staff reporter 13 November 2017 0 28361

Global emissions of carbon dioxide are forecast to increase in 2017 for the first time in four years as a result of estimated growth in China’s use of coal, according to a report released on Monday by NGO the Global Carbon Project.

“Global CO2 emissions appear to be going up strongly once again after a three-year stable period. This is very disappointing,” said Corinne Le Quéré from the University of East Anglia, the lead author of the study.

Carbon emissions have increased by about 3%...