Are global CO2 emissions
still rising?

Last updated: 2015 | last version

Yes, but the growth in CO2 emission almost stalled in 2014

Which are the largest emitters?

Have developed countries
reduced their emissions?

Yes, they have. At the same time the share of developing and emerging economies is rapidly increasing

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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 November 2015, 162 parties have submitted the intended climate actions for their country (INDC)

162 parties submitted their INDCs in preparation for the adoption of the Paris Agreement in December 2015. These countries represented about 94% of global greenhouse gas emissions in 2012.

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The report

Olivier JGJ, Janssens-Maenhout G, Muntean M and Peters JAHW (2015), Trends in global CO2 emissions; 2015 Report, The Hague: PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency; Brussels: Joint Research Centre.

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Authors website

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

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