Low growth in global carbon emissions continues for third successive year

New research from the Global Carbon Project and the University of East Anglia shows that carbon dioxide emissions barely increased in 2016, despite large economic growth in parts of the globe.

Global emissions from fossil fuels and industry did not grow in 2015 and are projected to rise slightly in 2016. This is the third year in a row where global emissions are below 1% growth while global GDP exceeds 3% growth.
Image: Global Carbon Project
How our time left to use up the IPCC's carbon budgets has changed since 1992


  • Climate change mitigation
  • CO2 (carbon dioxide)
  • Greenhouse gases