‘London’s CO2 emissions fall by 59% during coronavirus lockdown’

Measurements of European carbon dioxide emission reductions ranged from 8% in Berlin to 75% in the Greek city centre of Heraklion, according to a new research

London has experienced a 59% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions since the start of coronavirus lockdown.

That's according to new joint research of the University of Reading and the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology that analysed data from long-term monitoring sites in seven European cities.

London’s emissions measurements came from the BT Tower Atmospheric Observatory in central London, which showed there were a 59% reduction in daytime carbon dioxide emissions since the start of the lockdown on 23rd March compared with the long-term average for this time of year.

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