Global CO2 Budget 2014
GlobalCarbonProject.org posted data for the 2014 Global Carbon Budget on September 21, 2014. Some key findings are set out below:
*In 2013, global CO2 emissions due to fossil fuel use (and cement production) were 36 gigatonnes (GtCO2); this is 61% higher than 1990 (the Kyoto Protocol reference year) and 2.3% higher than 2012.
*In 2014, global CO2 emissions are projected to increase by an additional 2.5% over the 2013 level.
*CO2 emissions were dominated by China (28%), the USA (14%), the EU (10%), and India (7%)--with growth in all of these states except for a 1.8% decline in the EU (28 member states).
*The 2013 carbon dioxide emissions (fossil fuel and cement production only) breakdown is: coal (43%), oil (33%), gas (18%), cement (5.5%) and gas flaring (0.6%).
*Emissions from land use change accounts for 8% of total CO2 emissions; the data suggests an overall decreasing trend in land use change emissions particularly since 2000.
*Key Sources: GlobalCarbonBudget.org CDIAC 2013 Global Carbon Budget
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