Las emisiones de carbono se dispararán en 2021 infographic
El gráfico muestra las emisones de CO2 relacionadas con los energéticos y el cambio anual desde 1990 hasta 2020.


Se espera aumento de carbono en auge energético post-Covid

By Jordi Bou

April 22, 2021 - Mientras el presidente estadounidense Joe Biden es anfitrión de una cumbre climática virtual con cerca de 40 líderes mundiales, se pronostica que las emisiones de dióxdo de carbono (CO2) registrarán su segundo mayor incremento anual récord, según los cálculos más recientes de la AIE.

The IEA’s Global Energy Review 2021 predicts carbon dioxide emissions would rise to 33 billion tonnes this year, up 1.5 billion tonnes from 2020 levels as global economies pour stimulus
cash into fossil fuels to aid recovery from the Covid-19 recession.

The leap will be second only to the massive rebound 10 years ago after the financial crisis, and will put climate hopes out of reach unless governments act quickly, the IEA has warned.

The use of coal in Asia is expected to be key: the IEA says it will push global demand up by 4.5%, taking it close to the global peak seen in 2014.

However, renewable energy is also booming, with green sources set to supply 30% of electricity this year.

PUBLISHED: 20/04/2021; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images