Simultaneously, there has been a constant growth in the pace of emissions from burning fossil fuels at a high rate.
Dr. Pep Canadell, the co-author of 2014 report CSIRO and Executive-Director of Global Carbon project stated that the level of Carbon dioxide was unprecedented in human history.
He stated that there might be a 2.5 percent increase in the emissions of fossil fuel carbon dioxide, which would bring the total emissions of carbon dioxide from different sources above 40 million tonnes.
He stated that “Fossil fuel emissions in the past 10 years on average grew at 2.5 per cent per year, lower than the growth rate in the 2000s (which was 3.3 per cent per year) but higher than the growth rate in the 1990s (1 per cent),”
The decline in the growth rate recently, has an association with lower growth of GDP in comparison with 2000s, mainly in China.
As per the report it is shown that there has been a constant decline in the emissions in the year 2013, adding to a downward trend, which started in the year 2009, mainly due to decline in the generation of electricity from coal power plants.
The largest emitters in the year 2013 were India, European Union, USA and China, which together accounted for 58 percent of emissions across the globe.
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