Global CO2 intensity contracted by 0.7% in 2022, with a 5.7% drop in Europe.
After a stagnation in 2021 (+0.1%), the global CO2 intensity dipped by 0.7% in 2022, much below its 2010-2019 average (-2.3%/year). The largest declines were posted in Europe (-5.7%, including -5.3% in the EU, thanks to a 2% drop in CO2 emissions) and in the Pacific (-4.4%, including -4.7% in Australia). CO2 intensity also declined in North America (-0.7%), in Latin America (-0.9%, with an 8.8% drop in Brazil thanks to surging hydroelectricity generation), in Africa (-1.8%) and in the Middle East (-0.4%). CO2 intensity slightly increased in Asia (+0.6%), as improvements in China, Japan and South Korea were offset by higher intensities in India and Indonesia, and in the CIS (+0.8%, including +2.4% in Russia).
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