Are global CO2 emissions
still rising?

Last updated: 2016

No, the growth in global CO2 emissions has stalled in 2015

Which are the largest emitters?

CO2 emissions (total)

Have OECD countries
reduced their emissions?

No, after increasing up to and peaking in 2004, OECD emissions are now back at the 1990 level. However, total emissions in other countries have continued to increase rapidly.

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Are there signs of change?

Yes, the share of wind and solar in energy supply is growing at an accelerated pace...

... and by December 2015, 188 parties have submitted their intended national determined climate actions (INDC)

188 parties submitted their INDCs for the adoption of the Paris Agreement in December 2015. These countries represented about 97% of global greenhouse gas emissions in 2012.

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The report

Olivier JGJ, Janssens-Maenhout G, Muntean M and Peters JAHW (2016), Trends in global CO2 emissions; 2016 Report, The Hague: PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency; Brussels: Joint Research Centre.

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Allard Warrink, Laurens Brandes, Jos Olivier, Jeroen Peters, Pieter Boot


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INDCs: 2030

The PBL Climate Pledge INDC tool gives a summary of the greenhouse gas emission reduction proposals (pledges), domestic policies of major countries and regions and the impact on the emissions by 2030