Research published by the Emissions Database for Global
Atmospheric Research (EDGAR) indicates that global carbon dioxide (CO2)
emissions increased by only 1.1% in 2012, yielding a slowdown
in annual global CO2 emissions, at 34.5 billion tons
in 2012. EDGAR said that the past decade saw an average annual
CO2 emissions increase of 2.7%, but, in
2012, the actual increase was only 1.4%. EDGAR is a joint project of the European Commission Joint Research
Center and the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency.