IEA: CO2 emissions at record level | climate | DW

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has accelerated in the face of carbon emissions continuing at record levels turnaround in energy production called.

The global energy-related CO2 emissions have increased by 0.9 percent or 321 million tons in 2022 and have thus reached a new high of over 36.8 billion tons, said the International Energy Agency in Paris. In order to achieve the climate and energy goals, increased measures to switch to clean energies are required. In 2021, the increase in CO2 emissions worldwide was still six percent.

The emitted energy-related CO2 emissions have risen to a record value. Pictured: Smog in India.

“The impact of the energy crisis has not led to the sharp rise in global emissions initially feared – thanks to the outstanding growth of renewable energieselectric vehicles, heat pumps and energy-efficient technologies,” said IEA Director Fatih Birol. Without clean energy, the increase in CO2 emissions would have been almost three times as high hindering the achievement of global climate goals.”

International and national companieswho worked with fossil fuels, made record sales and would have to do their part take responsibility, in line with their public promises to meet the climate targets, the IEA chief demanded. “It is vital that they review their strategies to ensure they are geared towards meaningful emissions reductions.”

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