Global CO2 emissions hit record in 2011: IEA

Times Live 30 May 2012.

China spurred a jump in global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions to their highest ever recorded level in 2011.

The Chinese jump in emissions offset falls in the United States and Europe, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Thursday.

CO2 emissions rose by 3,2% last year to 31,6 billion tonnes, preliminary estimates from the Paris-based IEA showed.