Wednesday, 7 October 2009

The silver lining

The International Energy Agency has found the silver lining to the world economic recession. In a report out today it says that carbon emissions from energy will decline by as much as three per cent this year – the steepest drop in the 45 years they have been collecting data. The agency also calculates that it will mean emissions in 2020 will be 5% lower than its calculation of last year without any further policy changes by the international community.
The IEA report sets out a strategy which would stabilised CO2 at 450 parts per million by 2050 with targets for various sectors summarised for the world as a whole below:

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