A large industrial plant emits thick smoke from multiple chimneys, with ships docked nearby. The sky is hazy, and the surrounding area appears heavily industrialized. Efforts to curb global emissions are critical to progress in reducing environmental impact.

We’ve made progress to curb global emissions. But it’s a fraction of what’s needed

The global pandemic has seen an unprecedented drop in global emissions, with carbon dioxide down about 7% (or 2.6 billion tonnes) in 2020 overall compared to 2019.

But our research, published today in Nature Climate Change, found this may soon be undone, as unchecked economic recovery would see global emissions bounce back to pre-pandemic levels.

 

Read the full article at The Conversation