Emissions surge in 2021 due to Fossil Fuel Stimulus across Global Economy

Carbon dioxide emissions are forecast to jump this year by the second biggest annual rise in history, as global economies pour stimulus cash into fossil fuels in the recovery from the Covid-19 recession, due in large part to coal use for electricity generation.

The leap will be second only to the massive rebound 10 years ago after the financial crisis, and will put climate hopes out of reach unless immediate reversed, warns the International Energy Agency.



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