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194. Greenhouse Gas Emissions in 2020 and the Reality Towards the Paris Agreement

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On December 11, 2020, the Global Carbon Budget team, which analyzes carbon dioxide trends and data, published the Global Carbon Budget 2020 in Earth System Science Data and reported a dramatic reduction in fossil fuel-derived carbon dioxide emissions due to the global lockdown by COVID-19. This phenomenon is greater than the reductions experienced so far, and fossil fuel-derived carbon dioxide emissions in 2020 are likely to be 7% lower than in 2019.

In addition, the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) stated in the Emissions Gap Report 2020 that COVID-19 temporarily reduced greenhouse gas emissions in 2020, but a 7% reduction would reduce global warming by about 0.01°C by 2050 and far beyond the Paris Agreement goals of limiting global warming to well below 2°C and pursuing 1.5°C.

JIRCAS is also working with its international network and partners in developing countries to develop technologies to control greenhouse gas emissions in the agricultural sector.


UNEP www.unenvironment.org/emissions-gap-report-2020

Earth System Science Data, DOI: 10.5194/essd-12-3269-2020 https://essd.copernicus.org/articles/12/3269/2020/

Contributor: IIYAMA Miyuki (Research Strategy Office)

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