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China, US, India top in carbon dioxide emissions: IEA
March 27, 2019
PARIS: China, US and India together accounted for nearly 70% of the rise in
energy demand. India emitted 2,299 million tonnes of carbon dioxide in 2018,
a 4.8% rise from last year, according to a report by the International Energy
China, India and the United States accounted for 85% of the net increase in
carbon dioxide emissions, while emissions declined for Germany, Japan, Mexico,
France and the United Kingdom, according to a report of the International Energy
Global energy-related CO2 emissions grew 1.7% in 2018, which was the highest
rate of growth since 2013. The report said the increase in emissions was driven
by higher energy consumption resulting from a robust global economy as well
as from weather conditions in some parts of the world that led to increased
energy demand for heating and cooling.
It said the emissions stagnated between 2014 and 2016, even as the global economy
continued to expand. This was primarily the result of strong energy efficiency
improvements and low-carbon technology deployment, leading to a decline in coal
India’s higher CO2 emissions have been spurred by an increasing consumption
of fossil fuels.
As per its commitments to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate
Change, India has promised to reduce the emissions intensity of its economy
by 2030, compared to 2005 levels.