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What are the current trends in global greenhouse gas emissions?

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Global greenhouse gas emissions have grown markedly since pre-industrial times, with a 70% increase from 1970 to 2004 alone. Over this period, emissions from the transport and energy sectors have more than doubled. Policies put in place in some countries have been effective in reducing emissions in those countries to a certain degree, but not sufficiently to counteract the global growth in emissions.

Without additional measures to mitigate climate change, global green house gas emissions will continue to grow over the coming decades and beyond. Most of this increase would come from developing countries, where per capita emissions are still considerably lower than those in developed countries. More at greenfacts.org

See also United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (unfccc.int)

See also FAQ: What are the current trends in greenhouse gas emissions in Europe?

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