The Paris based International Energy Agency (IEA) said in its latest report on the 20th that global carbon dioxide emissions related to energy will increase by 1.5 billion tons in 2021, the largest increase since 2010. The agency called on the international community to respond quickly.
In a press release released on the same day on the 2021 global energy assessment report, the International Energy Agency said that the global carbon dioxide emissions in 2021 will be 33 billion tons, an increase of 4.8%. The main reason is the strong rebound of coal demand, which is expected to be close to the highest level in 2014. Among them, coal power industry demand growth accounted for three-quarters.
Fatih Birol, executive director of the International Energy Agency, said that higher coal demand in the power industry led to an increase of 1.5 billion tons of carbon dioxide emissions, which is a warning. Unless governments around the world act quickly, mankind will face a worse situation in 2022. He said that the climate summit to be held later this week is crucial for making a clear and prompt commitment to action ahead of the 26th meeting of the parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on climate change in Glasgow in November.
According to the 2021 global energy assessment report, with the lifting of epidemic control measures and economic recovery, global energy demand will increase by 4.6% this year compared with last year.