Global carbon emissions growth quickens on China leap

Thursday 6 December 2018

Carbon emissions from fossil fuel combustion have accelerated, driven higher by a resumption of growth in China and the US, dimming the prospects that climate goals agreed in Paris can be met.

Projected growth of CO2 emissions from fuels and industry will be about 2.7 per cent in 2018, up from 1.6 per cent a year, according to the Global Carbon Project backed by science groups around the world.

Article quotes Professor Frank Jotzo, Director of the Centre for Climate Economics and Policy at ANU.

Read the full Sydney Morning Herald article here.

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