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Energy related CO2 emissions peak


Energy–related CO2 emissions peak

  • Global CO2 emissions rose close to 40 percent from 2000 to 2016, despite a roughly 10 percent decline in emissions in Europe and North America
  • Global CO2 emissions are likely to peak by 2040, at about 10 percent above 2016 levels
  • Combined CO2 emissions in Europe and North America fall about 15 percent by 2040 versus 2016
  • China contributed about 60 percent of the growth in emissions from 2000 to 2016; its emissions peak about 2030, and gradually decline toward the 2016 level in 2040
  • Emissions outside North America, Europe and China rise about 35 percent from 2016 to 2040, with the share of global emissions reaching 50 percent by 2040