Video: Interview with Glen Peters on COVID and global emissions

May 19, 2020

 

The COVID-19 global lockdown has had an “extreme” effect on daily carbon emissions, but it is unlikely to last - according to a new analysis by an international team of scientists.

The study published in the journal Nature Climate Change shows that daily emissions decreased by 17% – or 17 million tonnes of carbon dioxide – globally during the peak of theconfinement measures in early April compared to mean daily levels in 2019, dropping to levels last observed in 2006.

Here is a video interview with Glen Peters, Research Director of CICERO, on the impacts of COVID19 on global emissions.