Key points on the climate crisis

Action needed

Emissions by sector

Fact sheets etc

Civil disobedience

Performance example




Global CO2 emissions

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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The fall in 2009 was due to the international banking crisis.


The data for 1990 - 2017 is taken from the BP Statistical Review of World Energy [1].
The value for 2018 is derived from the 1.7% increase that was reported by the International Energy Agency [2].


[1] BP Statistical Review of World Energy (June 2018)

[2] viewed 26.3.19.

First published: Mar 2019
Last updated: 8 Apr 2019