Fossil CO2 emissions in the post-COVID-19 era

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Five years after the adoption of the Paris Climate Agreement, growth in global CO2 emissions has begun to falter. The pervasive disruptions from the COVID-19 pandemic have radically altered the trajectory of global CO2 emissions. Contradictory effects of the post-COVID-19 investments in fossil fuel-based infrastructure and the recent strengthening of climate targets must be addressed with new policy choices to sustain a decline in global emissions in the post-COVID-19 era.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)197-199
Number of pages3
JournalNature Climate Change
Issue number3
Early online date3 Mar 2021
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2021

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