NET-ZERO EMISSIONS

  1. Net-Zero Emissions: As a direct impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on human activity, the decease of 8.8 percent in global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions (−1551 Mt CO2) in the first half of 2020 compared to the same period in 2019, was indeed a good news. The magnitude of this decrease was larger than during previous economic downturns or World War II;
  2. Net-Zero Emissions – Energy Section: The Earth has been heating up since the 19th century, according to data from NASA.  Since the year 2000, this trend seems to have accelerated and 2020 is predicted to be the hottest year on record. If the heating continues unchecked, it could have a devastating impact on the planet, causing food shortages, raising sea levels and sparking extreme weather; and
  3. Net-Zero Emissions – Steel: China is the world’s largest crude steel producing country, accounting for over half of the world’s production as of 2019. In August 2020, China had produced around 93 million metric tonnes of crude steel.