Global fossil co₂ emissions continue to increase despite clean energy progress
Global fossil co₂ emissions are expected to grow 1.1% in 2023 despite record progress in clean energy. A renewed focus on limiting the use of coal, oil, and gas is needed.
Oil and gas policy | International climate policy | Carbon budget | Global climate targets
Global fossil co₂ emissions increase amidst turmoil in energy markets
Global fossil co₂ emissions are expected to grow 1.0% in 2022 as the COVID recovery continues amidst turmoil in energy markets. Growth in oil use, particularly aviation, and coal use are behind most of the increase in 2022.
Oil and gas policy | International climate policy | Carbon budget | Carbon emissions globally
Global co₂ emissions return to near pre-COVID pandemic levels
Global fossil co₂ emissions are expected to grow 4.9% in 2021, nearly offsetting the 5.4% decline in 2020 due the COVID restrictions. Coal and gas use rebounded strongly to exceed 2019 levels, while oil use remains suppressed, suggesting strong policy action is needed to avoid continued emissions growth in 2022.
Carbon emissions globally | Global climate targets | Carbon budget
Natural gas and oil use push up global co₂ emissions in 2019, according to latest data
Global co₂ emissions are projected to rise a low 0.6% in 2019 due to robust growth in natural gas and oil use, and despite a decline in coal consumption. Natural gas has been the dominant driver of global emissions since 2012.
Carbon emissions globally | Carbon budget | Global climate targets
Global co₂ emissions rise again in 2018
Global co₂ emissions are on track to rise more than 2% in 2018 on the back of renewed growth in coal use, and continued growth in oil and gas use, according to data released on 5 December.
Global climate targets | Carbon budget | Carbon emissions globally
CICERO is helping to develop a new global emissions monitoring service (Coco₂)
Together with 24 partners in 14 countries, CICERO is working to develop a European operational service for monitoring global greenhouse gas emissions, as part of the EU-funded project Prototype system for a Copernicus co₂ service, the Coco₂ project.
Carbon budget | Carbon emissions globally
ICOS: Integrated Carbon Observation System Norway and Ocean Thematic Centre (OTC), phase 2
ICOS (Integrated Carbon Observation System) is a programme within the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) list of European infrastructures.
4C – Climate-Carbon Interactions in the Current Century
The EU-funded project 4C (Climate-Carbon Interactions in the Current Century) aims to fill the knowledge gap surrounding climate sensitivity to carbon dioxide emissions by reducing the uncertainty in our quantitative understanding of carbon-climate interactions and feedbacks.
Climate Models | Carbon emissions globally | Temperature changes | Carbon budget
VERIFY: Observation-based system for monitoring and verification of greenhouse gases
The EU-funded project VERIFY developed a system to estimate greenhouse gas emissions to support EU countries' emission reporting to the UN Framework Climate Change Convention Secretariaton Climate Change (UNFCCC). The emissions were estimated based on land, ocean and atmospheric observations. The project focused on the three major greenhouse gases responsible for global warming: carbon dioxide (co₂), methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O).
Methane | Carbon emissions globally