Global greenhouse gas emissions
, as well as global energy demand, have increased for the second year in a row, according to the International Energy Agency’s Global Energy & CO₂ Status Report.
Previously, global CO₂ emissions had been dropping in 2015 and 2016.
The country taking the biggest share of greenhouse gas emission growth was China, which was responsible for about 41 percent of the increase, or 231 million tonnes. The United States were responsible for approximately 26 percent, or 147 million tonnes. Europe as a whole decreased its CO₂ emissions by 1.3 percent compared to 2017, which is the equivalent of around 52 million tonnes of CO₂ saved.