Carbon dioxide emissions rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic

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Steven J Davis, Zhu Liu, Zhu Deng, Biqing Zhu, Piyu Ke, Taochen Sun, Rui Guo, Chaopeng Hong, Bo Zheng, Yilong Wang, Olivier Boucher, Pierre Gentine , Philippe Ciais

Abstract

Global CO2 emissions have rebounded strongly from the historic decrease caused by the COVID 19 pandemic in 2020. We project 2021 emissions will be only 0.9% less than the record levels of 2019. In particular, power- and industry-related emissions in China and India have increased relative to 2019, and the carbon intensity of electricity used worldwide has returned to its pre-pandemic level. Is this rebound a sign of fossil energy resuming growth or a final fleeting surge at the start of a long decline?

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31223/X56P86

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Physical Sciences and Mathematics

Keywords

climate, energy

Dates

Published: 2021-10-27 21:16

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CC BY Attribution 4.0 International

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