In 2014 global CO2 emissions increased by only 0.5% due to the small
increase in the world's fossil fuel consumption.
From 2012 to 2014, global emissions increased by roughly 1% annualy, which is
at a much slower pace than in the 10 years before when the average annual increase was 4% and
in the 1990s this was 1.3%.
In 2014, CO2 emissions in the United States increased by 1%. Emissions
in the European Union declined further, by as much as 5.4%: more than
any of the other large CO2 emitting countries.
China, the United States, the EU and India together emit 61% of the world's total CO2.
In 2014 China emitted twice as much as the United States
However, per capita emissions in China were half those of the United States and about the same as in the EU-28.
But the carbon intensity of the Chinese economy (kg CO2 / 1000 USD (PPP adjusted)) in 2014 was twice that
of the United States economy and three times higher than in the EU-28.
162 parties submitted their INDCs in preparation for the adoption of the Paris Agreement in December
2015. These countries represented about 94% of global greenhouse gas emissions in 2012.
Olivier JGJ, Janssens-Maenhout G, Muntean M and Peters JAHW (2015), Trends in global CO2 emissions; 2015 Report, The Hague: PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency; Brussels: Joint Research Centre.
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Allard Warrink, Laurens Brandes, Jos Olivier, Jeroen Peters, Pieter Boot
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