Global CO2 Emissions Stable

The annual assessment of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by the European Commission´s Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL) confirms that CO2 emissions have stalled for the third year in a row. The report provides updated results on the continuous monitoring of the three main greenhouse gases: carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O). Global GHG emissions continue to be dominated by fossil carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, which however show a slowdown trend since 2012, and were stalled for the third year in a row in 2016. EU’s emissions remained stable with respect to the previous year while Russia, China, the United States, and Japan further decreased their CO2 emissions from 2015 to 2016.

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