Pandemic caused ‘unprecedented’ emissions drop, study shows

PARIS (AFP) – Pandemic restrictions saw an unprecedented fall in greenhouse gas emissions in the first half of 2020 – larger than during the 2008 financial crisis and even World War II – experts said yesterday.

As governments ordered lockdowns to try to crush the first wave of COVID-19, carbon dioxide emissions from transport, power and aviation plummeted, the international team of researchers said.

More details on Thursday’s Borneo Bulletin