Rise in global emissions slowing due to clean energy – International Energy Agency

The intergovernmental body said the world’s emissions are still climbing, but at a slower rate due to clean energy deployment

Despite the rise in clean energy overall, hydroelectric power dropped substantially due to extreme droughts. Picture: Getty

The world’s emissions are still on the up, but are rising more slowly than before, particularly in advanced economies, according to a new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA).

Despite a rise in global demand for energy, the report found that emissions growth over the last ten years was slower than at any point since the great depression in the 1930s, rising 1.1 per cent last year.

The rise over the last five years would have been three times larger without the impacts of clean energy such as wind, solar and hydroelectric power, the body said.