The climate crisis and what to do about it
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Tecnicalities by sector
Standards of administration in a democracy
Global emissions are rising and governments are failing
Despite the numerous international agreements, global CO2 emissions have continued to increase. In 2018, there was a further 1.7% increase to a new record.
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Governments are failingThe global total has continued to rise despite the the signing of international agreements: the Kyoto Protocol of 1997 and the Paris Agreement of 2015.
The fall in 2009 was due to the international banking crisis.
SourcesThe data for 1990 - 2017 is taken from the BP Statistical Review of World Energy .
The value for 2018 is derived from the 1.7% increase that was reported by the International Energy Agency .
References BP Statistical Review of World Energy (June 2018) https://www.bp.com/en/global/corporate/energy-economics/statistical-review-of-world-energy.html
 https://www.iea.org/geco/emissions/ viewed 26.3.19.
First published: Mar 2019
Last updated: 15 Jul 2019