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Good news: many countries hitting peak greenhouse gas levels

November 20, 2017

Every country’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions levels have been assessed by the World Resources Institute to determine whether they are reaching a ‘peak emissions’ rate that would then mean a decline in overall emissions. The signs are positive: 57 countries, including the world’s biggest emitters, have passed a peak emissions rate or have committed to doing so by 2030. However, less positive is that even so, countries will not reach targets outlined by the Paris climate agreement, meaning that more efforts are required to achieve peak emissions levels sooner, and to commit to seriously reducing emissions.

Source: World Resources Institute

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