>> World carbon emissions are set to reach a record high this year, according to scientists, ruining hopes that global emissions had peaked. Between 2014 and 2016, carbon emissions were roughly flat, but new data shows an unexpected 2% rise. The findings come from the Global Carbon Project, a group of 76 scientists in 15 countries.
>> Paris must mark a decisive turning point.>> It's big set back for the Paris agreement, which set our global goals for curbing emissions. CO2 emissions causes extreme weather events, downpours, heatwaves, and rising sea levels
he main cause of this rise, China. After a two year decline, emissions will rise this year, driven by demand for coal.
China is the biggest greenhouse gas emitter, accounting for 30% of world emissions. US emissions did fall by 0.4% but that was less than expected. Some researchers, though, say the new data might not be the start of a trend. Richard Black, Director of the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit think-tank, who was not involved in the study, said carbon emissions per unit of GDP was still falling.