Tracking Industry 2020

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Tracking industry

Chemicals

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Direct CO2 emissions from primary chemical production in the Sustainable Development Scenario, 2015-2030

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Tracking progress 2020

Direct CO2 emissions from primary chemical production were 880 MtCO2 in 2018, a nearly 4% increase from the previous year, driven by growth in production. In the SDS, emissions from primary chemicals peak in the next few years and then decline to about 10% below today’s level by 2030, despite continued strong growth in demand. To get on track, government and industry efforts need to address CO2 emissions from chemical production as well as from the use and disposal of chemical products.