Temporary reduction in daily global CO2 emissions during the COVID-19 forced confinement

  title={Temporary reduction in daily global CO2 emissions during the COVID-19 forced confinement},
  author={Corinne Le Quéré and Robert B. Jackson and Matthew W. Jones and Adam J. P. Smith and Sam Abernethy and Robbie M. Andrew and A. J. De-Gol and David Willis and Yuli Shan and Josep G. Canadell and Pierre Friedlingstein and Felix Creutzig and Glen P. Peters},
  journal={Nature Climate Change},
  pages={647 - 653}
Government policies during the COVID-19 pandemic have drastically altered patterns of energy demand around the world. Many international borders were closed and populations were confined to their homes, which reduced transport and changed consumption patterns. Here we compile government policies and activity data to estimate the decrease in CO2 emissions during forced confinements. Daily global CO2 emissions decreased by –17% (–11 to –25% for ±1σ) by early April 2020 compared with the mean 2019… 
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