2021 economic recovery
At purchasing power parity
Covid-19 heavily disrupted 2020, but its impact will stay cyclical, with energy consumption and emissions in 2021 slated to revert to historical trends.
G20 countries account for 80% of global energy consumption
Figures in orange: data for 2021
Figures in blue: data for 2020
*CO2 emissions from energy combustion (> 80% of CO2 emissions)
Total G20 energy consumption growth (%/year)
The 2021 CO2 emission level so far is 1% below 2019 level
CO2-Energy related emissions
As a result, by the end of 2021, energy efficiency and decarbonisation indicators will be still far from a 2 °C path to reach the Paris Agreement targets.
2030-2050: Pathways toward Net Zero Emission
Thanks to EnerFuture global energy forecasts, long-term energy consumption and CO2 emission trends have been forecasted through 3 scenarios:
Evolution of CO2-energy emissions - World
To discover if the 2030-2050 estimates are matching the Net Zero Emission targets, access the full 2021 presentation.
Latest consolidated 2020 statistics – key figures
May 10, 2021
G20 energy consumption
G20 energy consumption was strongly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. A massive fall in oil and petroleum products consumption and a moderate one for gas and electricity stand in vivid contrast to the previous years’ growth trend. Coal consumption dropped for the second year in a row as the effects of the pandemic combined with those of coal exit policies.
G20 energy trends
Total energy consumption dipped by 3,6% in G20 countries and decreased almost everywhere. The one notable exception is China, which maintained a growth trend, though at a slower rate than in previous years.
* Includes international air and sea transport (not included in country data).