Global fossil fuel CO2 slowdown to continue into 2016

A slowdown in global CO2 emissions from fossil fuels has continued into 2016, driven largely by reduced coal burning, but Paris Agreement climate goals will need much deeper cuts

Global fossil fuel emissions have levelled off due largely to reduced coal-burning. Photograph: Mark Agnor/123RFGlobal CO2 emissions from fossil fuels will have risen only slightly in 2016, marking three remarkable years of little or no growth, according to researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA) and the Global Carbon Project (GCP). But the world is still on course to exceed 2°C warming without deeper reductions.

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