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Greenhouse Gas Emissions Stalled in 2014

New data from the International Energy Agency  “indicate that global emissions of carbon dioxide from the energy sector stalled in 2014, marking the first time in 40 years in which there was a halt or reduction in emissions of the greenhouse gas that was not tied to an economic downturn.”  

Said IEA Chief Economist Fatih Birol: “This gives me even more hope that humankind will be able to work together to combat climate change, the most important threat facing us today.”  

“Global emissions of carbon dioxide stood at 32.3 billion tonnes in 2014, unchanged from the preceding year. The preliminary IEA data suggest that efforts to mitigate climate change may be having a more pronounced effect on emissions than had previously been thought.”

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