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Global slowdown in annual CO2 emissions

12.01.2013  |  Thinnes, Billy,  Hydrocarbon Processing Staff, Houston, TX

Keywords: [CO2] [climate change] [emissions] [petrodollars] [Global Atmospheric Research] [EDGAR] [China] [US] [EU]

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.

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