CO2 emission is historic high in 2021

On Tuesday (20), was released annual report sore global energy of the International Energy Agency (IEA), entity linked to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. According to the report, 2021 will be marked by the second largest increase in history in global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, corresponding to 1.5 billion tons, a figure that should be 60% higher than that of all renewable energy combined.

This increase would be justified by a new breath in coal demand, especially in the energy sector. Global coal demand peaked in 2014. Although they do not approach coal, renewable energies have been growing rapidly, highlighting wind and solar, which record increases. This year, renewable electricity is also expected to grow by more than 8%, driven mainly in China, the US and the European Union.

In any case, the results worry environmental entities and raise expectations for the Climate Leaders Summit, a meeting that takes place this week and brings together 40 world leaders in preparation for the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), which is expected to take place between November 1 and 12 this year.


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