Global CO2 emissions are still rising


Despite the numerous international agreements since 1992, global CO2 emissions have continued to increase.




In 2021, the total CO2 emissions from energy use was 33.9 billion tonnes, and the total from energy use and other industrial processes was 39.0 billion tonnes.

Governments are failing

The global total has continued to rise despite the the signing of international agreements, including

The fall in 2009 was due to the international banking crisis, and the fall in 2020 was due to covid-19.

Sources

The data is taken from several editions of the BP Statistical Review of World Energy, most recently the 2022 edition [1].


References

[1]BP Statistical Review of World Energy (2022) https://www.bp.com/content/dam/bp/business-sites/en/global/corporate/pdfs/energy-economics/statistical-review/bp-stats-review-2022-full-report.pdf



First published: Mar 2019
Last updated: 21 Dec 2022