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Energy-related CO2 emissions peak

  • Global CO2 emissions rose close to 40 percent from 2000 to 2015, despite a modest decline in OECD nations
  • From 2015 to 2040, global CO2 emissions are likely to peak and gradually decline, ending about 10 percent above the level in 2015 
  • Emissions are declining in the OECD; will drop about 20 percent from 2015-2040 
  • China contributed about 60 percent of the growth in emissions from 2000-2015; its emissions peak about 2030, higher than North America and Europe combined 
  • Emissions outside North America, Europe and China rise about 35 percent from 2015-2040, with the share of global emissions reaching 50 percent by 2040

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