Global Carbon Budget

3rd January, 2017

The Global Carbon Budget 2016 and its implication for meeting global warming targets was unveiled at COP22 in Marrakesh. 

Following-on 2015, a year in which global CO2 emissions did not grow from industry overall published last year by the Global Carbon Budget waited with anticipation the publication of this year’s 2016 Global Carbon Budget on 14 November and to hear its latest implications for climate policy.

At COP22 in Marrakesh on the 14th of November 2016 at 16:45 – 18:15 in the Arabian Room we presented to UN delegates and Observers the latest analysis of the Global Carbon Budget to year 2016, including the drivers of emission reductions in countries that have already peaked, and the latest trends in China’s and other country’s emissions. We also showed recent analysis of the potential for negative emissions at large scale. We discussed the feasibility of keeping global warming well below 2°C or 1.5°C in light of these latest findings.

Our side-event was livestreamed at UCT.


Dr Youba Sokona (Chair), of the International Institute for Environment and Development and Future Earth
Dr Glen Peters, of the Center for International Climate and Environmental Research (CICERO, Norway)

Dr Sabine Fuss, of the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change,

Dr Alice Larkin of the Tyndall Centre at the University of Manchester,
Dr Joeri Rogelj of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis,

Facilitator: Mr Asher Minns of Future Earth Europe and Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, University of East Anglia, UK.

The link below shows the Global Carbon Budget 2015 which was launched at the UN Summit in Paris last November

Here is an animation of the Global Carbon Budget 2015 and its implications.

For further information contact: Asher Minns;; +44 7880547843


Image Credit: "COP22 in Marrakech" by ZME Science is licensed under CC BY 2.0