Global CO2 Emissions From Energy Combustion and Industrial Processes, 1900-2022

After a brief dip during the coronavirus-induced lockdowns, global emissions climbed to a record high in 2022. Or as the IEA put it, “the world has not heeded the call for a sustainable recovery from the Covid-19 crisis.” Clean energy technologies are being developed and coming on stream all the time but they need to be rapidly deployed and scaled up if the world it is to achieve the goal of net zero by 2050.

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This chart shows the total amount of man-made emissions created by the world's biggest polluters.
The amount of atmospheric CO2 has charted a steady climb higher. The Mauna Loa Observatory on the north flank of volcano of the same name
Over the past three decades, global efforts to address climate change have made significant progress.
Retirement of a carbon credit or offset represents its "use" to counterbalance emissions that take place elsewhere.
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Climate efforts since 1990 have centred around the United Nations process, while in parallel, the scientific understanding of climate change has advanced, and been widely

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The History of International Climate Efforts Since 1990

Over the past three decades, global efforts to address climate change have made significant progress.

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Credit Retirement

Retirement of a carbon credit or offset represents its "use" to counterbalance emissions that take place elsewhere.

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International Climate Efforts Since 1990

Climate efforts since 1990 have centred around the United Nations process, while in parallel, the scientific understanding of climate change has advanced, and been widely disseminated, through the IPCC’s regular reports.

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