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Fossil CO2 emissions in the post-COVID era

Authors: 
Le Quéré C, GP Peters, P Friedlingstein, RM Andrew, JG Canadell, SJ Davis, RB Jackson, MW Jones
Year: 
2021
Journal: 
Nature Climate Change
Journal Volume/Pages: 
10:647-653

Five years after the adoption of the Paris Climate Agreement, growth in global CO2 emissions has begun to falter. The pervasive disruptions from the COVID-19 pandemic have radically
altered the trajectory of global CO2 emissions. Contradictory effects of the post-COVID-19 investments in fossil fuel-based infrastructure and the recent strengthening of climate targets must be addressed with new policy choices to sustain a decline in global emissions in the post-COVID-19 era.

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