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 failingThe global total has continued to rise despite the the signing of international agreements, including
- the Rio Declaration of 1992
- the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 1992
- the Kyoto Protocol of 1997
- the Paris Agreement of 2015.
The fall in 2009 was due to the international banking crisis, and the fall in 2020 was due to covid-19.
SourcesThe data is taken from several editions of the BP Statistical Review of World Energy, most recently the 2022 edition .
|||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: 8 May 2023