Trends in global CO2 emissions: 2013 Report
Trends in global CO2 emissions: 2013 Report / Jos G.J. Olivier,Greet Janssens-Maenhout, Marilena Muntean, Jeroen A.H.W. Peters. The Hague : PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, 2013, 64 p.
Actual global emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) reached a new record of 34.5 billion tonnes in 2012. Yet, the increase in global CO2 emissions in that year slowed down to 1.1% (or 1.4%, not accounting the extra day in the leap year), which was less than half the average annual increase of 2.9% over the last decade. This development signals a shift towards less fossil-fuel-intensive activities, more use of renewable energy and increased energy saving. (© BPL)