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The Global Carbon Budget 2022

As world leaders meet at COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh, the Global Carbon Project will reveal the latest trends in global carbon emissions and the ramifications for reaching our global climate goals.

The University of Exeter, University of East Anglia (UEA) and other research institutions have released the report which offers data and analysis on major emitters including China, USA, EU27 and India.

The report – the 17th annual Global Carbon Budget – offers new information on the continued high global use of coal, oil, and gas to fuel our economies, as well as current rates of deforestation at the country level.

The 2022 Global Carbon Budget study reports anthropogenic emissions and natural land and ocean sinks of carbon up to 2021 along with a projection for the year 2022, revealing the current state of the global carbon cycle and implications on future emission reductions in line with the Paris Agreement. The study was published in the journal Earth System Science Data on November 11th.


Speakers included:

Prof Pierre Friedlingstein, Chair in Mathematical Modelling of Climate Systems at the University of Exeter

Prof Corinne Le Quéré FRS, Royal Society Professor of Climate Change Science at the University of East Anglia

Dr Glen Peters, Research Director at the Center for International Climate Research in Oslo (CICERO)


This Briefing was accompanied by an SMC Roundup of Comments.

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