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14. How have GHG emissions evolved since the first global warming conferences were held?

14. How have GHG emissions evolved since the first global warming conferences were held?

Even though the first global climate conference was held over 35 years ago, CO2 emissions from the consumption of fossil fuels have not stopped increasing since then. They rose by 84% from 1980 to 2014. For the 2000-2010 period, they rose twice as fast as they had in any other decade since 1970.(31)

Table 1-4 and Figure 1-9 illustrate the progression of CO2 emissions from the consumption of fossil fuels.

Table 1-4
CO2 emissions from the consumption of fossil fuels




Sources: BP, Data workbook – Statistical Review 2015, Carbon Dioxide Emissions (from 1965), June 2015; United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Meetings; United Nations, Climate Summit 2014: Catalyzing Action, FAQs; Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Fifth Assessment Report.

Figure 1-9
Global CO2 emissions from the consumption of fossil fuels, 1980-2014, millions of tonnes of CO2




Source: BP, Data workbook – Statistical Review 2015, Carbon Dioxide Emissions (from 1965), June 2015.

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31. BP, Data workbook – Statistical Review 2015, Carbon Dioxide Emissions (from 1965), June 2015.

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