Paris climate deal: world not on track to meet goal amid continuous emissions

Slowdown this year in rising greenhouse gases does not negate long-term trend, finds carbon budget analysis

Carbon dioxide emissions rose weakly this year as the use of coal declined but natural gas took up the slack, a comprehensive study of the global “carbon budget” has found.

The rise in emissions was much smaller than in the last two years, but the continued increase means the world is still far from being on track to meet the goals of the Paris agreement on climate change, which would require emissions to peak then fall rapidly to reach net-zero by mid-century.

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Source: The Guardian

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