GCP report: Emissions fell by 7% in 2020

According to a report by Global Carbons Project, emissions from fossil fuel and industry are expected to drop by 7% in 2020. 

This annual decline is the largest absolute drop in emissions ever recorded, the researchers say, and the largest relative fall since the second world war. 

Fossil CO2 emissions have fallen in all the world’s biggest emitters, the study estimates – including by 12% in the US, 11% in the EU, 9% in India and 1.7% in China. 

By sector, emissions from transport accounted for the largest share of the global decrease, with emissions from car journeys falling by roughly half at the peak of the first COVID-19 wave in April.  

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