Emissions will hit record high by 2023 if green recovery fails, says IEA

Emissions will hit record high by 2023 if green recovery fails, says IEA

Worldwide energy body warns more must be done to help developing countries give up fossil fuels

Global greenhouse gas emissions are likely to rise to record levels in the next two years, as governments fail to “build back better” from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Emissions will rise again this year and next year, after a fall last year, and 2023 is now on track to see the highest levels of carbon dioxide output in human history, equalling or surpassing the record set in 2018, according to forecasts released by the International Energy Agency on Tuesday.

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