Carbon Emissions Playbook
Climate change is one of the world’s biggest challenges.
S&P Global Platts carbon workbook
Visualizing carbon emissions by fuel source, sector and region (million mt CO2)
A post-pandemic economic recovery would see global CO2 emissions return to 2018 levels by 2022, according to Platts Analytics Scenario Planning Service, whose data and forecasts are visualized here.
After 2022, growth in CO2 emissions essentially flattens to 0.2% a year before peaking in 2032. By 2040 emissions remain around 3 Gt above 2020 levels, as abatement efforts are offset by the continued use of coal for power generation in Asia’s growth economies. The largest incremental emissions reductions will be realised in power sector decarbonisation and alternative transport fuels in the OECD. The seven countries and regions shown account for 77% of global carbon emissions from energy use. Of these emissions, 48% derive from coal, 32% from oil and 20% from gas use, based on 2019 data.