Peak GHG data suggests Paris targets will be missed

The number of countries to have reached peak GHG emissions is increasing, according to a new study, but at an insufficient rate and level to meet the temperature goals of the Paris Agreement

The number of countries to have reached peak GHG emissions is increasing, according to a new study, but at an insufficient rate and level to meet the temperature goals of the Paris Agreement.

The new paper by Kelly Levin and David Rich for the World Resources Institute found the number of countries that peaked their GHG emissions grew from 19 in 1990 to 49 in 2010. By 2020 the number of countries to have peaked or have a commitment that implies a peak will grow to 53, and by 2030 to 57.

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