As world leaders meet at COP28 in Dubai, the Global Carbon Project reveals the latest trends in global carbon emissions and the ramifications for reaching our global climate goals.
The University of Exeter, University of East Anglia and other research institutions released the report which offers data and analysis on major emitters including China, USA, EU27 and India.
The report – the 18th annual Global Carbon Budget – offers new information on the continued high global use of coal, oil, and gas fuelling our economies, as well as current rates of deforestation at the country level.
The 2023 Global Carbon Budget study reports anthropogenic emissions and natural land and ocean sinks of carbon up to 2022 along with a projection for 2023, 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 Tuesday 5 December.
Journalists came to this online briefing to hear four of the authors discuss their findings.
Prof Pierre Friedlingstein FRS, 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
Prof Julia Pongratz, Chair of Physical Geography and Land Use Systems at the University of Munich
Dr Glen Peters, Research Director at the Center for International Climate Research in Oslo (CICERO)