Fossil CO2 emissions in the post-COVID-19 era

Le Quéré, Corinne ORCID:, Peters, Glen P., Friedlingstein, Pierre, Andrew, Robbie M., Canadell, Josep G., Davis, Steven J., Jackson, Robert B. and Jones, Matthew W. ORCID: (2021) Fossil CO2 emissions in the post-COVID-19 era. Nature Climate Change, 11 (3). pp. 197-199. ISSN 1758-678X

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Five years after the adoption of the Paris Climate Agreement, growth in global CO2 emissions has begun to falter. The pervasive disruptions from the COVID-19 pandemic have radically altered the trajectory of global CO2 emissions. Contradictory effects of the post-COVID-19 investments in fossil fuel-based infrastructure and the recent strengthening of climate targets must be addressed with new policy choices to sustain a decline in global emissions in the post-COVID-19 era.

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Additional Information: Funding Information: We thank A. J. De-Gol for designing and providing Fig. 2 and Extended Data Fig. 1. We thank A. J. P. Smith for updating the confinement index used in this analysis and D. R. Willis for assistance with the data availability. C.L.Q. was funded by the Royal Society (project no. RP\R1\191063). P.F. and G.P.P. were funded by the European Commission Horizon 2020 (H2020) 4C project (821003), R.M.A. and C.L.Q. by the H2020 VERIFY project (776810), M.W.J. by the H2020 CHE project (776186), G.P.P. by the H2020 Paris Reinforce project (820846) and J.G.C. by the Australian National Environmental Science Programme-Earth Systems and Climate Change Hub. Publisher Copyright: © 2021, The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Limited.
Uncontrolled Keywords: environmental science (miscellaneous),social sciences (miscellaneous),sdg 13 - climate action ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2300/2301
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
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Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2021 00:49
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2023 14:31
DOI: 10.1038/s41558-021-01001-0

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