Reaching peak emissions

Robert B. Jackson, Josep G. Canadell, Corinne Le Quere, Robbie Andrew, Jan Ivar Korsbakken, Glen P. Peters, Nebojsa Nakicenovic

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Abstract

Rapid growth in global CO2 emissions from fossil fuels and industry ceased in the past two years, despite continued economic growth. Decreased coal use in China was largely responsible, coupled with slower global growth in petroleum and faster growth in renewables.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-10
Number of pages4
JournalNature Climate Change
Volume6
Early online date7 Dec 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2016

Keywords

  • carbon dioxide
  • climate change
  • cumulative emissions
  • global warming
  • mitigation targets

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