Research by the Global Carbon Project shows that the increase in emissions for 2019 will likely be considerably slower than the previous two years, but that the world is still a long way off the rapid cuts to emissions required to keep global temperature rise below 1.5°C.
The researchers estimate that emissions in the EU will fall by 1.7% this year compared to 2018, largely thanks to a 10% decline in emissions from coal and stable cement emissions. However, the study notes there is considerable uncertainty over coal emissions, while natural gas and oil use continues to rise.
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