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CO2 emissions from energy have already rebounded strongly (IEA)

2021-03-02T06:10:20.624Z

After a historic decline last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, CO2 emissions from the energy sector have already rebounded sharply, warns the International Energy Agency (IEA) on Tuesday. “ After reaching a low point in April, global emissions rebounded strongly and rose above their level of 2019 in December, ” underlines the IEA. Emissions from the energy sector were thus 2% - or 60 million t



After a historic decline last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, CO2 emissions from the energy sector have already rebounded sharply, warns the International Energy Agency (IEA) on Tuesday.

After reaching a low point in April, global emissions rebounded strongly and rose above their level of 2019 in December,

” underlines the IEA.

Emissions from the energy sector were thus 2% - or 60 million tonnes - last December above their level in December 2019.

"

The rebound in CO2 emissions around the world at the end of last year is a serious warning that we have not done enough to accelerate the transition to clean energy across the world,

" the director warned. IEA Executive, Fatih Birol.

"

If the economic rebound expected this year is confirmed - and in the absence of major political change among the largest economies on the planet - then global emissions will probably increase in 2021

", he stressed.

Energy emissions overall fell 5.8% last year, or almost 2 billion tonnes of CO2, the largest drop in human history, according to the latest figures from the 'IEA contained in a special report.

The IEA had previously mentioned an even steeper drop, of around 7%.

Most of the decline was caused by reduced use of oil for road transport and aviation.

"

With the resumption of travel and economic activities, oil consumption and its associated emissions are on the rise,

" says the IEA.

The overall figure for 2020 also masks a strong disparity between countries: China's emissions increased by 0.8% in 2020 with a rapid recovery in activity, while they fell by 10% in the United States. .

Source: lefigaro

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