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Global emissions to rebound in 2021 – IEA

Emerging markets are driving energy demand back to 2019 levels, with coal offsetting renewables growth

Global annual energy-related CO2 emissions are set to rebound by 5pc, to just over 33 bn t in 2021, only slightly less than 2019 levels, according to the IEA’s global energy review. The rebound comes despite efforts by the US and the EU to embed clean energy measures in Covid-19 stimulus packages, and is largely driven by coal use in emerging economies. “Economic recovery from Covid crisis unsustainable for climate” Birol, IEA And the situation is likely to continue in 2022 unless governments around the world move rapidly to start cutting emissions, according to IEA executive director Fatih Birol. “This is a dire warning that the economic recovery from the Covid crisis is curr

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