Pandemic Restrictions Cause Unprecedented Fall in Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The report found CO2 emissions from transportation decreased by 40 percent in the first half of 2020, while power production and industry emissions fell 22 percent and 17 percent respectively.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Covid-19 pandemic restrictions caused an unprecedented fall in greenhouse gas emissions in the first half of 2020 – larger than during the 2008 financial crisis and even World War II – experts said on Wednesday.

As governments ordered lockdowns to try to crush the first Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?