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Trends in global CO2 emissions

The Trends in global CO2 emissions report is one in a series of annual publications by PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency and the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC). After the web reviews that were published in 2007 and 2008, the CO2 report series started in 2009, providing up-to-date knowledge on the trend in global CO2 emissions related to fossil fuel combustion and cement production. These reports include CO2 emission estimates made by PBL and JRC on the basis of energy consumption data published by the International Energy Agency (IEA) and – for the most recent years – those published by BP.

For a quick overview of the most important figures, check out our one page website.

The estimations are also based on production data on cement, lime, ammonia and steel, as well as on emissions, per country, from the Emissions Database for Global Atmospheric Research (EDGAR) which was developed jointly by JRC and PBL.

Trends in Global CO2 and total greenhouse gas emissions

Greenhouse gas emission levels continued to rise in 2016

Trends in Global CO2 emissions: 2016 Report

Global decrease in coal burning leads to stalling of CO2 emissions in 2015

Trends in Global CO2 emissions: 2015 Report

Trends in Global CO2 emissions: 2014 Report

Trends in Global CO2 emissions: 2013 Report

Trends in Global CO2 emissions: 2012 Report

Per capita CO2 emissions in China reached European level

Trends in Global CO2 emissions: 2011 Report

Steep increase in global CO2 emissions despite reductions by industrialised countries

Trends in Global CO2 emissions: 2010 Report

China and India nullify global reduction in CO2 emissions

Trends in Global CO2 emissions: 2009 Webpage

Global CO2 emissions: annual increase halved in 2008

Trends in Global CO2 emissions: 2008 Webpage

Global CO2 emissions: increase continued in 2007

Trends in Global CO2 emissions: 2007 Webpage