In 2022, total global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reached 58 billion tonnes. That’s the highest annual level ever recorded.
Assuming that current economic growth, population growth, and emissions intensity trends carry on along their current trajectories, emissions will continue to grow. It’s estimated that by 2030, they’ll hit 62 billion tonnes a year.
We’ve managed to slow down the rate at which emissions are growing. But we’re nowhere near reaching the Paris Agreement goals. And there’s still no credible pathway in sight to keeping temperature increases down to 1.5°C. Researchers say there’s now a 66% chance we’ll pass this 1.5°C global warming threshold between now and 2027.
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