India was among the countries that led the global increase in carbon dioxide emissions in the first five months of 2022, according to a multi-agency report coordinated by the World Meteorological Organization released on Tuesday.
Carbon emissions in India increased by 7.5% from January to May 2022 as compared to the same period last year, while the United States registered an increase of 5.7%. Emissions also increased in most European countries, the report said.
The United in Science report, which is published annually, deals with the impacts of climate change and the responses of governments to it.
The report released on Tuesday said that the Group of 20 (G20) members are not on track to achieve either their original or new pledges to cut emissions by 2030. The G20 nations account for 80% of global carbon dioxide emissions and 70% of global plastic production – as well as two-thirds of the world’s population and more than half of the world’s poor.
The study found that only ten G20 members – Argentina, China, European Union, India, Japan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey and the United Kingdom – are on track to achieve their previous Nationally Determined Contributions.
The Nationally Determined Contributions, which are targets set as per the Paris Agreement of 2015,…