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Carbon Monitor : the fourth data release

2020-09-22

Carbon Monitor data release up to August 31st, 2020. Lockdown restrictions in many countries have eased and emissions in some countries have returned again at pre-pandemic levels, but remain below average in the U.S., Brazil and India

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Carbon Monitor : the third data release

2020-08-20

Carbon Monitor data release with daily emissions up to June 30th, 2020. Lockdown restrictions began to ease in many countries and emission deficits are observed to become smaller compared to the same period in 2019.

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Carbon Monitor : the second data release

2020-07-12

Carbon Monitor data release up to May 31st, 2020. Emissions appeared to bounced back to their 2019 levels in China, but remain strongly reduced in India, US, Europe and Brazil

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NOAA Global Monitoring Laboratory

2020-07-10

Carbon Monitor results on recent and ongoing CO2 emissions changes during the COVID-19 period and their implications for CO2 and pollutant concentrations changes were presented during a session on Local and Regional Sources of Pollution and their Impacts

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New analysis of traffic CO2 emissions in global cities through mid-June

2020-06-21

New analysis by Yilong Wang, researcher at the Chinese Academy of Sciences shows dramatic effects and differences of lockdowns on CO2 emissions from road traffic in global cities, now recovering.

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Carbon Monitor : the first data release

2020-06-17

Carbon Monitor first data release with daily CO2 emissions from six sectors up to April 30th, 2020. The largest reduction is found in the transportation sector and the largest relative reduction of all-sectors emissions in Spain Germany compared to the same period in 2019.

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Carbon Monitor featured in Nature and articles

2020-06-17

Carbon Monitor data was featured in the journal Nature in a news article on how COVID-19 lockdowns have affected global CO2 emissions. Scientific papers detailing the data and results are available from the METHODS menu

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Carbon Monitor in Chinese

2020-06-17

Our mirror site in Chinese and other languages provides detailed information about recent changes of CO2 emissions in Asia for different sectors. Information on the emissions of pollutants co-emitted with fossil fuel burning will be updated.

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Emissions in China have snapped back to their 2019 level

2020-06-17

Recent Carbon Monitor data combined with spaceborne NO2 observations show that after the end of the lockdown in China, emissions returned to pre-pandemic levels in the provinces with the most industrial activity

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CO2 emissions record drop during pandemics (Scientific American)

2020-05-20

"Scientists sought to reject claims that emissions reductions from COVID-19 are a silver lining. The magnitude of reductions has to be similar but to persist over time and can’t be as disruptive" said Steven Davis, U. California, Irvine

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