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Global Emissions Are Down by an Unprecedented 7% — but Don’t Start Celebrating Just Yet

Global Emissions Are Down by an Unprecedented 7% — but Don’t Start Celebrating Just Yet

Global emissions are expected to decline by about 7% in 2020 (or 2.4 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide) compared to 2019 — an unprecedented drop due to the slowdown in economic activity associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. To put this into perspective, the Global Financial Crisis in 2008 saw a…