Covid-19 has resulted in unprecedented economic shutdowns globally. At its peak, factories fell silent and transport networks became dormant, resulting in the largest drop in global carbon emissions since World War II. However, this year-on-year fall pales in comparison to the sustained drop in global carbon emissions necessary to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. In addition, major drops in emissions primarily impacted transport and industry — which only account for one-third of global emissions.

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