CO2 emissions rose, according to the report, once again in 2019, and the Paris agreement seems far away, says the scientist.
It is highly worrying that 2019 looks to be another year of increasing CO2 emissions worldwide, and the objectives of the Paris agreement seems further and further away.
It assesses the Sebastian Mernild, there is a climate researcher and director of the Norwegian climate research centre the Nansen Center.
the Assessment comes on the back edge of a report from the organization Global Carbon Project, which shows an increase in CO2 emissions of 0.6 percent from 2018 to 2019. This is the third year in a row with an increase.
- I'm not surprised that CO2 emissions globally are rising again. There are variations from year to year, but the latest year's figures confirm the trend we have seen over the course of several decades.
- It is worrying, because we know that the increasing concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere is the governing of climate change, and are we to infer more, we will go towards a warmer, wetter and more extreme climate, says Sebastian Mernild.
In the Paris agreement of 2015, it was agreed to keep global temperature increases below 2 degrees celsius compared to before industrialization took off in the 1800s and strive 1.5 degrees.
But as it looks now, the development against that the temperature will increase three degrees celsius by 2100.
- the Difference between the actual emissions and what we should deduce is getting bigger and bigger, and it makes it harder to live up to the Paris agreement. It will be extremely difficult to achieve, says Sebastian Mernild.
China accounts for the majority of the world's total CO2 emissions by 26 percent.
the UNITED states follows with 14, the EU countries with nine and India with seven percent.
There has been declining emissions in the european UNION and the UNITED states in years, while emissions in China and India increased - however, less than expected.
- It is in the rise of non-western world, that the emissions are rising most per capita, then countries like China and India will have to really on the agenda, if there is to be a chance that we get turned it here, says Sebastian Mernild.
In these days running the climate summit COP25 in Madrid, but there are not expectations on ground-breaking agreements, that can seriously change the picture.
And on the whole lacks global consensus to do something about the problem, if there really needs to be done, points out Sebastian Mernild.
- of course, There is a movement towards more renewable energy, but oil, coal and gas is just so integrated in our society, and as long as there is no global roadmap to change it, so it is hard to imagine that there really is something.
/ritzau/Updated Date: 04 December 2019, 11:01