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Fossil CO2 emissions in the post-COVID-19 era

Corinne Le Quéré
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Glen P. Peters
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Robbie M. Andrew
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Josep G. Canadell
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Steven J. Davis
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Robert B. Jackson
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Matthew W. Jones
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Five years after the adoption of the Paris Climate Agreement, growth in global CO2 emissions has begun to falter. The pervasive disruptions from the COVID-19 pandemic have radically altered the trajectory of global CO2 emissions. Contradictory effects of the post-COVID-19 investments in fossil fuel-based infrastructure and the recent strengthening of climate targets must be addressed with new policy choices to sustain a decline in global emissions in the post-COVID-19 era.

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insu-03726961 , version 1 (19-07-2022)



Corinne Le Quéré, Glen P. Peters, Pierre Friedlingstein, Robbie M. Andrew, Josep G. Canadell, et al.. Fossil CO2 emissions in the post-COVID-19 era. Nature Climate Change, 2021, 11, pp.197-199. ⟨10.1038/s41558-021-01001-0⟩. ⟨insu-03726961⟩
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